I have been talking about going to Cootes Paradise for a few weeks now, and haven’t actually done it. It’s one of those things that seems like a great idea, but then I have to bike and lug all my gear. Uuuuuuuuuuuugh.
Today I finally said “No excuses”, packed light, and went out.
Thank goodness. It was such a beautiful day, and so relaxing to just wander around in the woods. I figured I would take my 24-70 and 70-200 lenses since they are the lighter and versatile range. The first thing I found was a neat dragonfly eating some sort of blue caterpillar. Dangit, macro lens would have been good for that. Then as I crossed a bridge, there was a family of deer relaxing in the woods. Dangit, megazoom would have gotten in great for that.
This trend kind of continued, and the time I took out my 24-70 was at the very end for no real reason other than to justify bringing it.
Luckily though, I don’t think today was necessarily anything special. Fortunate, but hopefully something that could happen again at later days. In light of that, I’ll enjoy whatever I got today, and try again with my megazoom and macro another time. Or maybe to spare my back, two other separate times.
I’m still going through everything, so in the meantime, here’s a shot I took on the marsh trail with my Lumia 1020, which is an f2.2 aperture. This was shot at 1/1600 and ISO 100.