One of many birthday wishes came true, Christian and the kids totally surprised me with a new camera lens, a totally versatile Tamron lens that does a good job of capturing pictures at a variety of distances and under different circumstances. It is a perfect lens for me and means I will not have to do much swapping out to accommodate different settings. Plus, my Cannon kit lens is totally uncooperative these days so I needed something to fill the gap.
The lens is light-weight but sturdy and only slightly more complicated to use than I anticipated. I am having fun learning all about the many wonderful things it can do and am only barely able to capture a decent picture right now. I have to learn a little more about focusing, lighting and distance before I can really be comfortable with this guy...until then, bear with me and enjoy the practice.
The first one was my 3rd shot ever with the Tamron (I had to delete shots 1 and 2, understandably):
These are a few from Sunday when we celebrated Mom-Mom's birthday at the Yacht Club with GG, Papa George and Elaine. The kids loved watching the sailboats...very cheap thrills. It helped that it was an absolutely gorgeous day to be outside: