Smokey day at the cattle pond in Lake California, soon after the Ponderosa fire roared to life. Another photo shot with the Tamron 70-300. I like to shoot landscapes in portrait orientation so I get a greater feeling of distance.
A red sunflower shot at the community garden here in Lake California. There are a lot of fires in northern California right now so the sky is actually hazy gray. This photo was taken with the Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 vc lens. I am enjoying the reach of this longer lens; the picture quality is "good enough" for me. The lens seems well-built, Tamron offers a 6 year warranty and with rebate the cost was only $350.00.
From the backyard this a.m., I love the pose of this dragonfly! Might have benefited from a deeper dof but always choices to make. The Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 DI VC lens is "good enough" better than I expected and I will get a $100 rebate which makes it inexpensive, too. I am not a pro photog nor can I afford the pro quality gear for the most part. But I do like background blur and dslr image quality and the ability to shoot RAW cuz that gives me more creative freedom as an artist.
After much reading of reviews, I purchased the Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 VC lens and here are a couple of images I took this a.m. So far I am quite pleased with the quality of the pix and the lens as well. Many review sites are maintained by pro photogs with pro gear and it is a little hard to find recommendations for a "good enough" lens for an amateur with the entry level dslr.
Got a chance to photograph some of my favorite things this morning, like an old log with dried up thistles. Slight cloudiness and smoke in the atmosphere made for a more delicate light than is usual in August in northern California.
I like it when the big things look little and the little things look big, as in this wide angle/portrait orientation shot in the pasture. Also I see an advantage to batch processing those raw files to keep the look consistant (which I did not do). Slowly working thru the mountain of info available re: photography today. Might keep me busy for the rest of my life...