1.30.2008

Road Trip

So what better to do in the middle of the week when there is no work to be done? Jump in the car and take a road trip. But where to? Niagara Falls, Canada. The spring and summer are probably, weather wise, much better times to visit. The main advantage of going in the winter is being able to avoid hordes of tourists. Having gone to school in Buffalo, the falls were not new to me, but my girlfriend had never seen the Falls. So in the car we jump and off we go. And what better time to take my new camera on a little road trip?

No crowds means not having to worry about vacancy when it comes to finding a place to sleep for the night. As luck would have it, we got a room with a balcony and a nice view. We were happy.

This is what you could see perfectly from the balcony:
Niagara-Falls-Big-Ferris-Wheel

The following day we walked down to get a daytime view of the Falls and try to take a few pics. The day was overcast and gray. Did I mention that it was cold? No? Well it was very cold. I am not sure how I would have been able to take any pics if it were not for my new gloves(Christmas gift). I tried to show the cold of winter and also capture the Falls in the following pic:
Niagara Falls Winter Tree

Eventually things would brighten up, but very briefly. The clouds broke and gave way to sunshine for about five minutes or so. Out come the cameras and *click* *click* *click* was all you could hear from our cameras. Suddenly amidst of our furious picture taking, my girlfriend looks towards the Rainbow Bridge and points out a faint rainbow. This is the best I could do under less than ideal shooting conditions:
Rainbow - Rainbow Bridge

All this reminiscing about this road trip is making me cold again. Time to warm up. Hope you have enjoyed the brief tour.

1.17.2008

New Camera, New Lens. Day 1

The following pics are from my first day out with my new DSLR, the Nikon D200 and a new 50mm f/1.4 lens.


Diner Sign

"Diner Sign"


Tick Tock Diner

"Tick Tock Diner"


Times at Night

"Times at Night"


Any feedback is welcome.