Friday, October 16, 2009

A Snowy Campus...

A Snowy Campus..., originally uploaded by Daniel Bott.

So we received our first snowfall of the year yesterday in State College. I snapped this photo on Pollock Road outside of the HUB. We are actually getting so much snow that the university has closed all of the grass parking lots around the stadium for our game against Minnesota. Crazy to think there will be no tailgating!

On a side note, once again the D700 never ceases to amaze me with its image quality!

Have a great weekend! Go Lions!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Taken inches from the mirror...

I haven't really been keeping up with the blogging lately, but I did recently get a new lens, so I figured I'll keep my readers (basically my Dad) updated.

I picked up a Sigma 12-24 f4.5-5.6 for my D700. This is currently the widest lens you can use on an FX sized sensor without going for a fisheye. I have taken a handful of shots with it so far and its holding up really nicely. It seems to be sharp and gives a great wide perspective.

I plan on going out to shoot a bit with it this afternoon, so maybe I will update after that goes down.

This shot was taken in front of a mirror. The lens is actually about 2-3" away from the mirror if that gives you any idea of how wide this thing actually goes.