Archive for May, 2009
Bridal Veil Falls in October 2008. I really should take more pictures of shelf fungus.
Chilliwack River Valley trip from last October. More Fall colour stuff.
The Fall colour last year was spectacular… did a lot of trips last October to try to get good shots of it.
This is Cultus Lake.
Took this a few minutes at the Sumas Trail Dike before I saw a cougar walk across the path. I went back to the car.
In this post I mentioned my debate between the EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM and the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. The EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM won. I did not fall to what the internet refers to as “red ring blindness”. A bit better image quality and the IS sytem won me over. If my wallet would only forgive me…
Only consequence of not buying the 17-40 f/4 L is that the EF-S lenses do not come with the lens hood… so that set me back another few bucks. The EF-S 17-55mm uses the EW-83J hood. Someone suggested to me that with this hood on it, the lens looks “badass”. I cannot disagree.
I also picked up a B+W 77mm UV-HAZE filter. I have debated putting filters on the end of lenses in the past, opting for hoods only, but this lens was expensive enough that I changed my mind. The 17-55mm is rumored to suck dust in the front element without a filter. While this does not, apparently, decrease image quality I am nontheless uninterested in dust inside my lens. Should probably get one for my EF-S 10-22mm as well, but my wallet is hiding from me…
Stitched Panorama (4 photos) from the edge of Morris Valley Road, North of Harrison Mills. A bit of a bulge to this is because I haven’t yet learned to fix the distortion at 10mm, and doing it after it was stitched would probably be misguided.