A bright piece of moss caught my eye as we were walking down Giant’s Head Mt. Canon EOS 7D EF 70-300mm at 300mm f/5.6 1/400 ISO 250
There is a wonderful world outside your front door.
The sun was setting through the trees as we walked down Giant’s Head Mt. and it was lighting all kinds of interesting little moments on the path. I glanced to my left and glint of golden green against a dark background caught my eye. It was off in the distance and I wasn’t sure that I had any kind of decent image until I brought my camera up to me eye. Normally my 17-85mm zoom is my carry around lens, the lens I take when I want to carry only one. Today it was in the shop to be repaired an I had my 70-300mm with me. This branch was probably 500m away but having a lens this long pulled it in to me and allowed me to make it appear at eye level. The branch was probably 3m up in the air and if I had had to walk up to it to get the image I would have been looking up at it. I am sure that I missed other shots because I did not have my wide angle zoom but focusing on maximizing the equipment that you do have can yield interesting results.