Yesterday afternoon I went out to the Harlem Mere armed with a better quality lens than I had last april when I to tried and capture a particularly nice scenic shot for my collection. My 16-85mm Nikkor has been a revelation to the shots my 1st independent maker zoom kept botching, and that scene was one of many that I wanted to try shooting again. But unfortunately the weather turned out to be "too good" this day, as the cloudless sky created shadows that were too deep to make for a good park scenic shot. So after staying for a while to enjoy the feel of the warm sun on my face and the good conversation with several curious people of my equipment, I moved on.
It's been the theme of my vacation this week to go to places I haven't tried to photograph before. So I deliberately travelled south down a path that I haven't normally transversed in the past. That decision ended up giving my 16-85mm a scene to shoot after all.
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