0 comments Thursday, August 30, 2007

JP Horse

That's an incredibly busy shot, but I think it works well enough.

Hooves 2nd Edit

My visual fascination with horses continues unabated. Perhaps net month it will be elephants. I am generally excited to go to the Fair Grounds these days, mainly because it gives me opportunities like these.



I got to do some shooting at the White River Gardens, the butterflies were amazing! I do believe this is the first serious shot I've ever taken of a butterfly... Order copies now :-)

This was an interesting test for the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS, the lens has a fairly close focus distance enabling some near macro level work. At 200mm @ f/4 @ the closest focus distance the lens suffers from some strange abberations (a general hazieness), stopping down helps aleviate the problem and zooming out to 150mm pretty much gets rid of it too. All in all I was impressed with its performance, it's a general purpose lens after all. The 180mm f/3.5L macro would be much more suited to this type of work.