Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Off to the fair!

Had time this afternoon to stop down to the Tuscarawas County Fair in Dover.  Always love going to the fair.  It's a mix of hard work, animals and smells.  Both the good kind, (food stands) and the interesting kind, (the barns).  The fair this year highlights musician Kix Brooks.  I didn't stick around for that, but at least got to listen to some of the sound check.  The banjo really sounded good echoing through the arena.  The fair runs through Sunday, September 21st.

My morning with the new camera

Investing in your business can always be a tricky thing to do.  You have to measure the money going out of your pocket in hopes of putting that money back with a bit of return.  So when I decided it was time to invest in some new equipment, a lot of study went into it.  I finally decided to take a step up from my Canon T3i and purchase a Canon 70D.  Being that this is a new camera, I needed to get out and take some shots with it.  So that's exactly what I did today.  Taking some personal time from the day job, I ventured out to the Zoar Wetlands trails near the Tuscarawas River and explore the area around the old sawmill and dam.  The lighting was perfect.  Not very harsh and with some use of filters, I was able to generate some images of water in motion.  Getting use to the settings on the camera was pretty easy and in no time I was shooting away.  I hadn't been back to this area in a while, so in a lot of ways if was seeing it all new again.  I'm really happy with the outcome of the adventure.