Earlier this month, much to my surprise, a Nine Inch Nails concert photo I entered in a contest over at The Pioneer Woman’s site won me a runner-up prize: a $75 gift certificate for B&H Photo. And even though we don’t have two extra pennies to rub together, I promptly took that gift certificate and applied it to the purchase of this lens for our aged Canon Digital Rebel EOS XT … because we have been yearning for a zoom lens since we bought said camera seven years ago, and we’ve been missing out on some great shots at the children’s various sporting events and activities as of late, and the lens — the beautiful, magical lens — was, for a limited time, on sale for $100 off.
Also, I have poor impulse control.
As pointed out in many of the customer reviews about this lens, it is excellent for taking long-range photographs of animals in their natural habitat. For example, here we see the middle-aged blogger enjoying an impromptu tequila tasting while situated poolside this past Saturday. So stealthy was the photographer while using her new telephoto lens that her subject had no idea he was being photographed.
PS: We suddenly are in love with our camera again. Brace yourself for the oncoming barrage of pointless photographs.
PPS: I’m still in love with tequila. Anybody have a gift certificate for that?
can we see the photo that won the prize?
Jon Zal says
freaking GREAT photo!!
congrats! great use of gift card.
Ooh – I have and love that lens! It has made sports games INCREDIBLY fun to photograph, plus you can get great depth of field in your stealth portraits. 😉
Bring on the pictures! It really sucks when I come to check your blog and find that you haven’t posted in a while. 🙂
That photographer WAS very sneaky! Either that or the subject was on his third or fourth tequila shot….
Kelli Snyder says
I cant wait to see all of your pointless photos!!!! No, seriously…i wanna see them, im really not being sarcastic. I promise.
Catherine McP says
Is that a red pepper growing out the side of your head? Yay tequila! I think that’ll do it!
The photo really picks up the gleam of the shot glass; it’s so clear that the glass looks empty. Oh. Wait.
Rock the hell on!
Kirsten is Comfortably Domestic says
That was by far my favorite photo in that particular contest. I love the energy of concerts, and you managed to harness that energy in a photo.
P.S. I’ve been stalking a telephoto lens for my camera, too. I just can’t get a good shot of my kid in the outfield (or even 3rd base) without it. That’s my excuse…