We went back to Garfield Park. Rain or shine, it’s always hot and humid in there. Chances of getting something different to last time, just a few months ago? Low, but we actually got a few nice snaps.
If you live in Indy, I totally recommend you check it out.
Not a lot to say. Just taking some photos of flowers.
My wife is an avid photographer as well. But unlike me, she’s not just a fair weather photographer. The snow came, the temperature fell and she wanted to go to the park. So we did. I managed to a get a few half way decent shots, so frozen toes is a small price.
I would say this is one of Indianapolis’ hidden gems, but I’m sure tons of people know about it.
Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden. On chilled winters day, it’s a small paradise.
Christmas is a time for giving. Yeah, it is. But you also like to get stuff. There wasn’t much I wanted this year, so my list, to my family’s dismay, was short. One big thing I wanted was a close up lens for my nifty-fifty. I’ve gone on an on about how much I love my 50mm 1.4. I don’t think I told you that I bought a new one since the old one broke, but that’s painful and I don’t want to talk about it.
But I do want to talk about the close up lens. The nifty-fifty is an amazing lens, but it can’t take photos closer than a few feet. Which is fine for the most part, but sometimes I want to get right in there. Canon make a few close up lenses that let you focus on objects 5 or 6 inches away from the lens.
This is taken as close as I can with the 50mm. Nice photo, but I want to get closer. I could crop in, but why have a full frame camera and all those megapixels if you’re just going to crop them out?
With the close up lens I can do this:
Maybe you saw my Ritchey Woods photos a few months back? Those were taken with Gale’s close up lens. Just need a chance to get out and try it out.