Photo Challenge #2 was to put down the big fancy zoom lens and get back to basics! I went and dug deep into my camera bag and found that old 50mm fixed focal length “prime” lens. Hey, Henri Cartier-Bresson used a 50mm lens almost exclusively for over 50 years... I think I should blow the dust off mine more often. It is a humbling experience and you quickly realize how nice that zoom lens really is. I spent much more time framing shots that usual, and of course walking back and forth getting the "zoom" right, the zoom being my legs.
The lens is fast and I left my ISO on 100 all day, as you will see my aperture settings were off in a lot of shots, I have not played that deep for awhile and I ended up with way too much foreground or background blur. It was a good day for lessons. I will do better next time.
We struck off this time from the Soderberg Trail Head for an easy 5 mile loop, it was a cloudy and cool day with threatening skies which made for a great hike and Zoe really appreciated those cooler temps, we only had to wet down her cooling jacket once.
Well I picked the best ones and played with them in LightRoom, here for better or worse are my results: