The end of river season poses a dangerous situation for me, involving the following factors:
- Money in the bank account
- Euphoric feeling, lingering from the last two months of sunshine, rivers and good people
- Awesome Chaco tan lines
- One month, at least, left of good weather
As you can see, these things all add build up, dangerously, to self-reward. One summer I rewarded myself with a refurbished Schwinn Cruiser. Some summers, it’s more river gear that I buy.
This summer, I bought a new lens. One day, I was searching craigslist to see what people were selling and happened upon a Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.
Wide angle is what I’ve been lacking in my photo gear. I have a 35mm fixed which has been great for portraits. I have a 55-200mm which has been great for photographing wildlife and whitewater rafting. I’ve longed for the ability to take landscape photos for a while now, and this lens seemed to be calling to me.
So I bought it, and I’ve been having a blast. Here’s some photos, remember to ask me before you use them, and enjoy!