Photography: Out in the Black Country
On Sunday we went out in the wilds of the Black Country. This is Sandwell Valley Country Park and the canalised section of the River Tame. I was using my 300mm telephoto lens which gave me the opportunity to zoom in on subjects.
I’m using a Nikon D3200 that I bought last year with a 18 – 55mm lens. The 300mm lens is obviously better quality than the 55mm lens, but being 55 – 300mm doesn’t zoom out as much as I would like. So my next camera equipment purchase will probably be a 18 – 105mm or a 18 – 200mm lens.
The 300mm lens is good for wildlife. You can zoom in on a subject from some distance away. This was Forge Mill Lake in Sandwell Valley Country Park.
Photographs tell a story and the story here is simply one of enjoying a sunny afternoon. That could be walking, cycling, horse riding or walking the dog; they all coexist on this bridleway.
This is an interesting shot and easy with a 300mm lens. The river is quite shallow now, but it’s wise to still be careful, especially with young children.
I think this was my best photo of the afternoon. This is Swan Pool in Sandwell Valley Country Park. It not only shows the pool and the swans, but I think the man and his dog makes the picture a lot more interesting.
You can double click these pictures for a larger image that can be seen more clearly. In that last picture you can see the creases in the man’s clothing. That’s quite a sharp image in the foreground.
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