Saturday, June 18, 2011

Waterloo Park

I haven't been here since last summer.  You'd think with it being just a short drive away, I would go here more often.  I really should.  My kids love it, and the pace is so nice and relaxing.  Just walking about, letting my kids explore, and when I bring my camera I take a few hundred photos.  After taking that little photography course last winter, I should have been taking photos every week to not forget what I had just learned.  But after a windy photo session, I noticed my aperture was stuck.  There is something catching in the gears.

Thankfully, Nikon has a 5 year warranty on their lenses.  I kept putting it off, but I finally went to Henry's on Friday to see if it was as easy as they said to send away my lens.  Even though I didn't purchase it there, I brought in my lens and my receipt.  They filled out a form on the computer, printed me off a shipping receipt, and away it goes.  Hmmm, wait a minute.  What about the postal strike?  I didn't even think to ask them how they are getting it to Nikon to be fixed.  I wonder if they have a private service, or if it will be in limbo until the strike is over?  I guess I'll have to wait and see.

So I brought my zoom lens to the park, which means no portraits of the kids in 50 mm.  But still good for brushing up my rusty skills.  Here's a couple I think came out alright.

We thought it was very amusing when the swan came this close to us.  A little too close for comfort, though, as I remember the last time a swan chased us for our corn bread!  We no longer snack while watching large birds.