A friend of mine and I love to go on these Photo Walks together. It’s a great way to practice, explore a new place, and enjoy good company all at the same time. When we get home, we sift through our photos, pick our top 5-10 shots and then share them with each other. It’s really interesting to see what caught the other person’s eye and how a simple difference in perspective can completely change a subject.
On one afternoon, we visited the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley and took a few shots while meandering through rows and rows of gorgeous flowers. She brought her zoom lens, and I brought my prime lens with extension tubes for macro work. She wished she brought a macro, and I wished I brought a zoom. We could have swapped lenses, but she uses a Nikon, and I use a Canon. Funny how that happens. We were trying to travel light, but I guess you can never bring too many lenses with you. This flower is one of the shots I got — all the little flowers within a flower — I love it when things surprise you once you look through the lens.
By the way, anybody have a go-to lens they love to take with them? I’d love to hear about it – thanks!