A New Lens Around the Ranch

Last week I ordered a new, wide angle lens.

Now for you camera junkies, this piece of glass is a 28mm Wide Angle f/1.8 Canon Ultrasonic. The reviews say it should be an L series lens. I’m not going to disagree. And because I know what I’m doing with a camera (or not) I’ll give you guys the “technical” details of each shot below.

I picked it up from the post office yesterday morning, first thing, and then ran around the ranch taking photos in between doing chores.

Here’s Sookie, stalking something.

ISO 400, f/1.8, 1/7999

You can really see her missing-due-to-frost-bite ear in this one:

ISO 320, f/1.8, 1/7999

And more Sookie, because I’m sure you’re not bored with seeing her yet:

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ISO 250, f/1.8, 1/7999

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ISO 320, f/1.8, 1/7999

Then there’s the fence:

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ISO 200, f/4, 1/2500

And everyone’s favorite view of the fence, as was evidenced on Facebook last night:

ISO 200, f/4, 1/1250

Maybe these are contributing to my allergies:

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ISO 200, f/2, 1/6400

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Same as above.

My traveling partner from the trip, Crystal:

Same as above.

Tiger my wild Tom Cat:

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ISO 200, f/2, 1/640

And no photoshoot I do would be complete without photos of everyone’s favorite ranch dog, Jake:

ISO 800, f/2, 1/3200

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ISO 320, f/2, 1/3200

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ISO 250, f/1.8, 1/1600
And my favorite shot of Jake for the day:

ISO 320, f/2, 1/3200

Because I had extra energy last night I decided to make this with three of the photos I took of Crystal:

crystal collage

I guess stapling up 1/4 mile of fence didn’t take enough out of me yesterday!

Now that you’re all bored to tears, go enter my 1500 fans contest. Hurry!