It’s been another busy (and cold) week here in Lexington, but not one where I have neglected photography. Allow me to get you caught up. 🙂
All of the following taken with the NEX-7. First up, Valentine’s Day was this past Thursday. I hope you all were able to spend it with your special someone!
Apart from holidays, I also took the stellar 105mm f/2.8 AI-s Micro Nikkor along for another photo-walk downtown. This one had to be cut short due to biting winds, but I still managed to find some interesting subjects and patterns along the way.
A local food fair also set up shop this week for students and faculty to learn more about sustainable agriculture and locally-grown food in the area. I picked up more on the decorations than the booths though. Shame on me. 🙂
I also had a chance for a bit of sports photography this week to keep my skills up before baseball/softball season starts soon. Feeling right at home with basketball…
…but I also stuck around for a Quidditch practice at sunset too (yes, the Harry Potter sport!).
Speaking of that sunset, what better way is there to finish off this post than showcasing it?
Wait…I mentioned something in the title about a surprise, you say? Oh yeah…if you were paying attention to the EXIF data in the last sets of photos, you’ll see they were taken at 85mm. Hold on…at f/1.4??? Why yes, I have indeed found a tack-sharp copy of Nikon’s 85mm f/1.4 AI-s recently. 🙂 Many say it is one of the best telephoto primes Nikon has ever made, and I’m beginning to see why. However, I am undecided on whether or not I’ll write a first impressions on this fantastic lens before or after my 105mm macro review. I will say this, however: I’m starting to like the 85mm f/1.4 so much that it has me considering selling my beloved 105mm f/1.8 AI-s soon. So far, it’s just that good!
That’s all for this post guys and gals, thanks for dropping by!
lovely and neat shots.. 🙂
As always, thank you Angela. 🙂
Love the fuzzy winter buds.
Thanks! I can’t wait until they (and everything else still dead from winter) grow a bit more. 🙂
Nice set of photos, Matthew. I especially like the first and last.
Thanks Martin! I always try to start and end posts well. 😀