After all of the rain and overcast skies that we have had recently, the sky in Ottawa was cloudless for a good portion of today. I decided that all that sunshine shouldn’t be allowed to go to waste so I grabbed my camera and out I went for a whirlwind tour. For today’s outing I decided to use my Nikkor 28-105 f3.5 zoom lens and carried my Nikkor 16mm f2.8 fish-eye in my pocket.
First I stopped to photograph some scilla and puskinia in my own garden.
Then I headed over to Ottawa’s experimental farm where I found some yellow daffodils and some two-toned daffodils. I used the macro feature of the 28-105mm lens and then switched to the 16mm using the fish-eye’s field curvature to get a different look. A bumblebee just happened to come along while I was lying on the ground in the middle of a batch of daffodils.
After trying various angles while lying on my side in the daffodils, I returned to my car and headed over to Bates Island where a kayak/playboat competition was underway. I got there just as the competition was wrapping up but did have time to speak to Allison about the Playboat trailer that she had fashioned out of a child carrier. With the price of gas going up daily, I might have to design something like that for my Currituck if I’m going to get in much kayaking this year :-). (Note: The close up is with the 16mm fish-eye so proportions are exaggerated)