Independance Day, Wide Angle & Mohawk Indians

July 15, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Wow, hard to imagine, we are already halfway through the month of July.   Everyday this week is supposed to be over 90 deg (F) also.  I am not a fan of that.

I did get my Tokina 12-24 Wide Angle.   I am very pleased with it.   I have done some testing and it is "really wide"!  I was also impressed with the sharpness.   I want to go into Manchester NH and do some buildings with it.   Here are a few samples:

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Independance Day, 4th of July, and a photo Challenge.    Here are a couple shots I did for that, the one on the left was my actual entry which was a 2nd place.  I was pleased with it...    I went over to Merrimack NH and set up to shoot the towns 4th of July Parade. I could have done a couple things better, but hey, I had fun and learned!!

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Then this weekend, I hopped on the motorcycle for a ride up to Montreal.   Friday was what is called the Cross Border Run.  Sponsored by the CVVQ, Canadian Vietnam Veterans of Quebec, it is a ceremony to honor those Canadians who gave their lives during the Vietnam war, fighting under the American Flag.  Canada was not involved but these people crossed over the border (hence the name) to join the US Armed Forces.  I have been going up for 10 years to pay my respects.

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Saturday was a POW WOW at the Kahawake Mohawk Territory.   It is referred to as "Echo's of a Proud Nation" and full of pageantry, native dances etc.  It is very enjoyable, and impressive, especially to those who have never seen one. 

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Well folks, that is it for this installment.  I am acquiring a Polarizer and a Variable ND filter that I will talk about later.   I have a step ring so I can used them on the 80-105 or my Tokina.   I am still in the market for a Macro lens.

Have fun Shooting and stay safe....

Pat in NH
 

 

 


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