Saturday, August 2, 2008

XTI DOWN!!!

Crap. I was changing lenses at Seward park today for the Blue Angels performance, when my AF plate came out and fell on the ground. The AF is so delicate that in order to clean it you are supposed to use sound waves ONLY! I had to leave my awesome spot on the beach and take it to CameraTECH in Ballard. Luckily, it will only cost about 60$ to clean and fix. However, I wont have my camera until Thursday!!! THE HORROR!!!


Luckily, not only did I get some good shots of yesterday's Blue Angels practice, but I also have about 5,000 photos that I've kept in reserve! Hahahahah! So there will be no shortage of blog posts. Just no new projects.

Lets start off with the Box turtle I shot before the camera mishap occurred.


Hey, I'm curious about you too.




All of these were shot at 100mm with my f/2.8 Canon macro lens. I laid flat on my stomach for about a half-an-hour, slowly approaching the turtle until I was almost touching him (or her). I've never had to gain a turtle's trust before, it was quite fun.


3 comments:

Symphony of Love said...

Sorry to hear about the AF plate. Then again, your shot of the box turtle are simply awesome!

Shaka Zulu said...

Thanks!! I'm glad you like them. I am trying really hard not to go get a Best Buy credit card and new camera!!

Holly said...

Aww I love turtles. I had a red slider when I was little his name was "speedy"...