New lens

It’s been a while since I posted anything on the photography section of my blog. It’s not that I have stopped taking pictures, but 2014 has been very hectic and my pictures usually are work-related, looking something like this:

It’s not that I haven’t taken any artsy-fartsy pics either – here’s one:

HarvestBut for Christmas, I treated myself to a new lens.  A Tamron 16-300mm lens, which means I can stand on the front porch and take this picture:

Zoom outAnd without taking a step, get a close-up of the bird feeder:

Zoom inAnd it’s quite macro-capable:

DSC_0426Looking forward to taking more pictures!

Why I think photography is cool

So I trek out behind the greenhouse to start clearing out some junk.


I notice a branch on the ground.


There’s some weird-looking bark on it.


Let’s look a little closer, shall we?


Now that’s just cool!  😀  (Thanks, Bruce, for the tripod!!)

P.S.  Here’s one I took at work.  This looks like ribbon, but it’s really metal shavings that were in a dumpster.