Note To Self: Put Tripod In Car

I went on a kitty litter run and bagged this big fella

I went on a kitty litter run this evening and bagged this big fella at the CNE grounds. I had my camera with me (as usual) and wanted to test the capabilities of my new Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8. If I’d thought of this before I left the house, the tripod wouldn’t be left standing in the dining room… drat.

However, the Sigma did rather well, I think. Have a look at the lion shot more closely: View Larger On Black

It’s not tack sharp, but pretty good considering it’s handheld and I had nothing to lean against or put the camera on. Settings here (available for all my photos in Flickr if you click through — see properties on the right sidebar):

Exposure: 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 800

A couple more shots, less successful in the execution but slotted for more attempts with the tripod:

windmill along Lakeshore Boulevard

The windmill along Lakeshore Boulevard.

Liberty Grand (CNE grounds)

I’ve been digging through the CNE archives online, trying to figure out which building this is. I *believe* it’s the Liberty Grand, across from Medieval Times, but I have yet to confirm this. At any rate, it’s a beautiful building and deserves another go with the tripod.