Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Fog Made Me Do It

OK, what's a girl with  many, many things to do today in preparation for Thanksgiving tomorrow, but wakes up to a really foggy morning with a brand new lens on her camera do??....go to the Arboretum ofcourse.  Heck, the chores will get done in due time, but foggy mornings come along so rarely that I just couldn't resist.     You only go around once in this life, so I firmly believe in taking these opportunities when they come your way.

My new 24-70mm F2.8 lens was due to be delivered yesterday and indeed it was sitting on the front porch when I returned home from grocery shopping.  I picked a good time to go, 2:00 PM in the afternoon seemed to be the perfect time.  Very few people there and the lines were short.  Only had to stop at one other store to pick up everyone's favorite, corn bread stuffing...must be a favorite of alot of Thanksgiving cooks because the 2nd store only had about 5 bags left.  Anyway, the lens was on the doorstep waiting, and it took everything in my power to carry the groceries in from the car and put away the refrigerated stuff before opening the box and sliding it on to the camera and start snapping away at anything and everything.  What I immediately liked about it was it's ability to take a good, clear picture under poor lighting conditions.

So when I woke this morning and the fog was heavy, I drank my coffee, got dressed (no make-up or much combing of hair), and headed to the Arboretum to see how this new baby was going to perform.  I LOVE it.  Here are just a few pics from this morning....






Sharing with Trish's Watery Wednesdays...





Oh, I definitely love this lens.  And btw these are all hand-held...I rarely use a tripod, so the Image Stabilization really helps.  Now, I definitely must get back to the Thanksgiving preparations.  Hope all my USA friends along with their friends and families have a thankful & blessed Thanksgiving Day.  Peace to All throughout the world.

oops...my granddaughter just arrived to spend the night, the one that had whooping cough...she is all better now and I wanted to test my new lens out on portraits inside after dark. how sweet it is.



"Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends."  ~  Unknown

Until next time....

40 comments:

  1. oohs and aahs from me all thru this post. :)

    enjoy your holiday feasting!

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  2. Oh your pictures are AMAZING! I am so jealous of your new lens. Although I am having fun with my new one. I just wish I had more time to get out and take pictures.

    I love the fog shots. I love the leaf on the rail. Great shots!!!

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  3. Gor-Jus photos today!! Can't wait for what's ahead with you and this wonderful lens. We had fog this morning too.

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  4. oh goodness yes! mazel tov to a wonderful relationship. this lens is always a smart choice.

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  5. great shots. i think some one loves her new toy. i can't wait to see what you come up with next. so exciting!! i really love the bridge / tree photo. it seems many had fog this morning. when it was perfectly clear here. glad you had a chance to enjoy it!! fun, fun, fun!!!! ( :

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures, Deanna! I love foggy photos and your new lens really captured them. Will be looking for more photos taken with that lens.
    Wishing you and your family a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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  7. These are magazine worthy! Love these and the feelings they inspire! Thanks for sharing and happiest Thanksgiving to you as well!

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  8. What beautiful pictures. I love them all. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Deanna.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

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  9. These are truly exquisite. I have never developed lens lust so quickly. Holy heavens, that will not be leaving your camera any time soon. *off to update my Amazon wish list*

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  10. Oh, wow! These are breathtaking!

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  11. I with Gail...I have lens lust!

    Remind me again what camera this is on? I'll lust after it as well!

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  12. I can't take one more lens on my wish list!!!! But I just might have to after seeing these glorious photos.

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  13. Wow, wow, wow! Fantastic shots, and your granddaughter is beautiful, too! I'm glad she's feeling better - just in time for Thanksgiving.

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  14. :-D))))))))))))))))) Smiling broadly at your new lens. A definite keeper! Beautiful portrait, too.

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  15. All amazing shots! I love that one with the tall pale orange trees. Love the fog. Chores should always wait when you could be out taking pictures.

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  16. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!! Those shots are absolutely amazing!!! Of course I believe it is more the photographer than the lens.... ;)..... but I sure would love to give that particular lens a shot! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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  17. Looks like the new lense is working great! Your photos are stunning.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Deanna!

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  18. Wow! Know you are going to just love this lens. These shots are great and know t here will be many more and lots more fun for you . Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  19. wow your scenic photographs are BEAUTIFUL. Especially loving the first foggy one. You have a beautiful grand-daughter and I can relate to the whooping-cough having picked it up myself again, five years back really bad. How frightening it can be ... Happy Thanksgiving and look forward to more and more lovely photographs from you

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  20. Beautiful shots! Very sharp and I love the DOF! Enjoy your new lens (you already have)!

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  21. Wow....now, I'm truly embarrassed that I even linked up with Watery Wednesday. I think I'll go remove mine. You should get paid to take pictures....a high price!

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  22. Oh my goodness--so gorgeous! That makes me laugh--when I see a unique weather condition, I will drop everything and go to the zoo or wherever I can capture it best. Fog and frost are my favorites!!

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  23. Wonderful photos! You might a good buy with that new lens.

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  24. This is such a beautiful adventure, and the photos are fantastic !

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  25. I am visiting from Tricia's Watery Wednesday, what a lovely blog! And I love your foggy scenes. Enjoy your new lens. Beautiful photos, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  26. I don't think I've seen prettier fog!! Enjoy your family today and always!

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  27. Lovely shots. Enjoy your new lens and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  28. Just lovely! That's quite a lens, but I think the person taking the shots has to be given the credit for capturing the beauty of a foggy morning!

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  29. Absolutely fab shots and now I want a lens just like that! Happy Thanksgiving to you and family! x

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  30. Your new lens and your trusty eye for composition took some magnificent shots, Deanna! Hope you're having a Happy Thanksgiving with your family. Also hope they didn't have to travel far in the fog, though the pics of it are fabulous.

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  31. Absolutely love the photos. Abviously that lens was a good purchase!

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  32. A beautiful collection of foggy autumn photos!

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  33. Deanna so beautiful and your Grand Daughter what a lovely smile....

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  34. Oh my, I'm glad your grand-daughter is better, now! That had to have been awful! YiKeS!
    The images are beautiful, esp #6... that one is my fave, I just love the tree & the bridge in the background

    Thanks a million for joining, Ms Deanna! =)

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  35. Glorious photos! your granddaughter is stunning!

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  36. Super new lens Deanna, but it's really your talent that is making such beautiful wonderful foggy places. Like you said, these mornings don't come around too often, so take advantage while we can, huh? Great photos, as always.

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  37. Well I don't know how, but it seems that whole sentences were left out of my last comment. What I was trying to say is that it's a super new lens, but that it's your talent that is making such beautiful photos. I woke up this morning to a foggy morning and went out with sinus headache and all, in search of wonderful foggy places. There, maybe that's right this time! :) Put the two comments together and maybe they will make sense!

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  38. These are absolutely stunning! Your lens is superb, yes, but you have a great eye for photography.

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