Back to the Arboretum

We’ve got about one week left here in Dallas as we await followup visits I need with the sleep doctor and the cardiologist. Since it’s stinkin’ hot in Dallas (it will get hotter) and humid (it will get more humid), and since the arboretum is open 3 extra hours on Wednesdays (when there is a little more shade and breeze), and since we still have access to a free entrance pass, we went back to see what we missed last week.

On our way over to the arboretum, we stopped by Best Buy, and I picked up a primary lens to bolster the kit lenses that came with the Nikon D3300 that I purchased a few weeks ago. I am new to interchangeable lenses, but after some research, I discovered that the primary lens was something in which I really needed to invest. Nikkor makes a very good and affordable 35mm lens that I decided would best suit my needs. It will probably help me more with indoor shots as it will work much better in low light situations as we typically find in our Mexico environment. Even so, I found it to take excellent outdoor pics as well. There is a good 50mm lens that some photographers prefer, but for group pics and indoor pics with limited space, it would be difficult to get back far enough to frame the subject, so I chose the shorter lens.

I”m still barely scratching the surface with learning how to use the lenses and the camera functions. I’m mostly doing a little bit with aperture and shutter speed, but I took many of the pics using autofocus. I didn’t even attempt any pics with any of the on-camera effects. There is a lot to learn. I’m enjoying this hobby. I’ve never before really had or done anything that I would consider a hobby, so this is a good thing for me to develop, and it’s useful for recording our ministry events with better image clarity as well.

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

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About alanbeth

What’s up? or rather, ¿Qué pasa? Hola, I’m Alan. I’m a missionary living in Mexico. We have a heart for MK Education and so we teach at a local Christian school with MK students as well as nationals and foreign students as well. I occasionally write or have a pic to share with you at my blog, Knowing Your ABCDs, which you can read with a click on the button above. You can read my blog with a click on the button above.
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1 Response to Back to the Arboretum

  1. Dean Reusser says:

    it’s a great hobby, keep at it! good work. 🙂


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