1st Image with Tamron AF 17-50 mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC

This is the first image I shot with the new Tamron AF 17-50 mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC.  I sold my 50 mm and replaced it with this Tamron.  I know I’m going to love it, especially with the tri-axial VC (Vibration Compensation) feature.  I liked the 50 mm but I needed more zoom for large group photography.

Sittin’ on an Ohio “Beach” – Happy New Year Card

This was a shot I did for a family’s Happy New Year card. This is their three kids sitting on an Ohio “Beach” in January.

Central Ohio Bald Eagles

Below are two images of a mated pair of Bald Eagles from central Ohio.  They are nested on the Scioto River.

Another 1st Place in dpreview.com Photo Challenge

Cross Village Beach Area Boat Ramp

I took 1st place (click here to see the other entries) in this challenge at dpreview.com.

Photography Themed Songs

The 5 Senses: Hearing, Sight, Touch, Smell, and Taste.

So this being a photography blog that deals a lot with sight, I’ve introduced another sense, sound. However, it is sound as it relates to photography-photography themed songs. Below is a list, care of YouTube, of these songs. If I missed any, please add a comment with you addition to the list.

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Black & Whites from the Winter Formal 2012

My daughter (1st image) and her friends from a quick photo shoot before they took off for the Winter Formal.  Below are the black & whites.