I decided it was time to kick myself out of the house. Also I was going to the birthday of my current photography teacher, which was to happen in the PCH Zuma beach/Malibu area. All good but turns out I arrived 24 hours earlier, as it is tomorrow, not today!
I told myself that I had to take the 7-14 lens for a walk. This is the most expensive lens (and yes, it does kick ass) but I don't know how to use. I realized that I don't think this is a landscape lens at all. A call with my teacher sort of confirmed that, after she told me her bday party was tomorrow. What to do... well, just like some other previous times, I look for *anything* to with my camera to become a photograph, I decided that, that's what I will do. I will find something before the end of the day- or I'll be damned, some photo using my 7-14.
I think I found a few things. Here's four of them:
And oh yes, I still love B&W a lot even for landscapes. But I have to say, the sunset was AMAZING. I was leaving then saw this spectacle. Many people pulled over. Boy/girlfriends came out of the car, took a picture next to the sunset and kissed. And I just had to get something (the last two shots are from that moment). Hmm I wish I was at the beach... I tried returning but in just mere minutes the sun went out. Should have known better.
UPDATE: This "photograph" has been labeled by my two teachers as dull/boring/"nothing." This is a good example of a *BAD* 'photograph' so if you need one, now you know where to look. To me it was half and half. I guess I should heed the advice of my first teacher - if you have doubts, don't shoot it.
Olympus and Panasonic are planning to do this with micro four thirds, but Nikon is already there with the new D90. I think this is going to open a lot of possibilities for those who like to shoot video. You can use all the Nikon lenses that work on that camera, get short DOF and so on. One of the big things is substantially better low light performance.
Check their sample movies. It can be all hi def @ 24 fps (I think that means 1280x720).