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New Lens, New Pictures.. New hike!

Zyia

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Hi everyone!

 

So, I got a new lens! It's something I've been wanting for a really.. really.. really long time, and I hardly ever treat myself, but I bit the bullet, closed my eyes, and ordered it. I am thrilled. Thrilled with my lens, it's awesome. However, I am not able to take Selfies with it, alas.. Here are the last selfies from my other lens : 

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Goodbye old lens (No I still will use it, but I LOVE this new lens) It's a telephoto lens... So.. I took a picture of this dragonfly today. 

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That's from about 6 feet away.. And here it is fully zoomed in :

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Aww.. so excited! I did try to get a picture of the waterfall and failed but it's an interesting shot of water nonetheless : 

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I am still learning how to use it, I took some shots of myself, and they all failed spectacularly :

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From this not big they look okay, but really they are all out of focus. Which is fine, just frustrating. Regardless.. Today I went on a short hike. I've been meaning to do more, but the past two weeks have been hectic. My kids are out of school, my landlord called and informed us that he sold our place, so we may be asked to move shortly, which sucks, We've been here 9 years, my youngest has summer school for reading, and speech therapy, and we are in the middle of a heat wave, the other day it was 110!! I did go to a lake on Monday, but I didn't take any pictures, it was incredibly hot, and I ended up swimming out the middle of the lake with my daughter on my lap (using an inter-tube), and was exhausted. So, I've not had the time or the inclination to go out and walk, but while Kira was at school today, I went out. The trail I went on is the PGE ditch, it apparently goes all the way to Lyons Dam, (Which is about an 8 mile hike), but I didn't have time to go that far. A strange shift of perception.. (I'll get to my point in a moment)

Here is the beginning of the trail : 

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And about a quarter mile up the bend, or a little further is this : 

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And walking across it is very high, but very pretty (apparently, when you get to the end of the trail, it's a mile walk along 200ft up, similar to this, Oh I can't wait) : 

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Now, before I lost weight (And here is my point), that minor walk, felt like it took forever. I was winded, and hurting when I got to this, point, and ready to go back. Today, getting there, was quick, and easy and I couldn't believe how short it was, and how easy my body was able to make it there. It was slightly shocking. 

Anyways, I went about 2 miles, I wanted to go further, and I will, but I had to head back to get Kira from school.. Here are some more shots of the ditch/trail : 

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And one more shot using the new zoom on the lens.. This bird was about 50 feet away! 

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I will have to finish figuring out how to use it, but I am still so happy with it. 

And on a side last note.. Kira got a new headset, which she loves, and it's made my other daughter Brin, jealous : 

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Beautiful! That second selfie is so cute! Add me to the list of people jealous of the headset!

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Another lovely hike. Excited for you with the new lens - it somehow feels powerful to have a good telephoto. 

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Beautiful, both your at-goal self and the trail. Evocative. Great composition to photos. If you got  a job doing a blog online you'd be playing to your strengths. Sign me up now.

Your codicil about the 'being able to easily walk' what you 'couldn't without fatigue' really resonated with me. Last year the family spent a week in a town at 5,000 feet next to high Alpine mountain walks. The only person slower than me was my 83 yo MIL. It was really sobering to be out-walked by my 87 yo FIL. It pushed me quite a bit in terms of considering WLS. I bet this resonates with a lot of people. 

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Beautiful pictures!

I may need some help from you getting my best friend a new lens for Christmas this year. I know 0.

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7 hours ago, Smashlee83 said:

Beautiful pictures!

I may need some help from you getting my best friend a new lens for Christmas this year. I know 0.

Ha! Thank you, I wouldn't know what help I could give without doing some research =) 

17 hours ago, BurgundyBoy said:

Beautiful, both your at-goal self and the trail. Evocative. Great composition to photos. If you got  a job doing a blog online you'd be playing to your strengths. Sign me up now.

Your codicil about the 'being able to easily walk' what you 'couldn't without fatigue' really resonated with me. Last year the family spent a week in a town at 5,000 feet next to high Alpine mountain walks. The only person slower than me was my 83 yo MIL. It was really sobering to be out-walked by my 87 yo FIL. It pushed me quite a bit in terms of considering WLS. I bet this resonates with a lot of people. 

I do have a blogsite, but I've not updated it in years and years, and really my latest postings are what I've posted here, but alas - http://www.develsaa.com

 

17 hours ago, Jen581791 said:

Another lovely hike. Excited for you with the new lens - it somehow feels powerful to have a good telephoto. 

Oh I am having so much fun with it! 

 

18 hours ago, Dunndeal said:

Beautiful pictures!

Thank you!! 

18 hours ago, TammyP said:

Lovely!!!

 

Thank you!! 

21 hours ago, Gretta said:

Beautiful! That second selfie is so cute! Add me to the list of people jealous of the headset!

Thank you so much!, The headset is here if you are interested however it does not have a microphone - https://smile.amazon.com/Headphones-KOMRT-Blinking-Foldable-Compatible/dp/B01MA1M9OJ/

21 hours ago, Cheesehead said:

Your pictures and scenery is beautiful!

 

Thank you!! 

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