Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Early Edtion

The madness continues.
I just can't help myself.
Mildly OCD don't you know.
So anyways basketball season has started, sort of, and I'm all hot to take some pictures inside the gym since I got like some students who well, play basketball.
I knew from experience(taking pictures in the gym) that the lenses I got just wouldn't cut it in the low light of the gym.
Which brings me to wonder why the gym has low lighting.  I mean folks are like playing sports in there for real.
You know, it counts and all that.
So why would they make kids play in a facility with sub par lighting?
Well I needed me a fast lens, like a fast non zoom lens called a prime(fixed focus) thingy that could shoot real fast and freeze the action.
That way all pictures I take wouldn't look like I got some kind of nervous disorder.
Or something.
Born was: Quest for the Fast Prime Lens(QFPL!)!
You just gotta love the eVilness and CL!
More on that later.
This morning off I went on my Quest:

















The Ko'olau mountains.
I'm taking random pictures aiming my camera out the window.
Illegal to do in most states.
Boy, the things I do for you, the reader.
Anyways, you gotta get up early and check CL for  the deals and there was a deal so I headed off to the leeward side of the island.
I had more pictures but my windshield must have been dirty cause my camera wouldn't lock focus.
If you know what I mean.
I went to where the last watercress patch on O'ahu resides:

















Right next to a shopping mall!
If you squint yer eyeballs you can see Sears in the back ground.
I drove way over there just to get this:
























I needed something fast with a wider field of view so this 35mm seemed like the ticket.
A wider field of view compared to what you ask.
Well, it seems I've been busy since I also picked up this last week:
























I used the second lens to take the first picture and the first lens to take the second picture.
Now I'm all set for some basketball!
Sort of.
Maybe.

2 comments:

Mark said...

Nice lens.Talk about poor lighting. I took a structures class one semester at night. The lighting was so terrible in the lecture hall, we were in, that I couldn't get my solar calculator to work.

So when people ask me what did you learn in college? My typical response is: "Never buy a solar calculator for a night class."

limom said...

I lol'd.