Only two defining forces have ever committed to die for you:
Jesus Christ for your soul and
The American G.I. for your freedom.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Bower 11 mm f3.5 Lens for Nikon,

These three photos were shot handheld in HDR with my new Bower 11 mm f3.5 fish-eye lens purchased on sale from B&H Photo on sale for $229.00 during a Christmas sale.  I checked out all of the reviews and it turns out the lens performs better on Nikon cameras than Nikon's own fish-eye lenses.   Read the review that convinced me to go for this lens here.

Click on each image to enlarge.

Our 2012 Christmas Tree

Because of health problems this was a total effort by my lovely wife, Caroline with the help of Luis Toro a kindly neighbor  who helped Caroline set the tree up in its stand, lugged the boxes of decorations off of garage shelves.
As usual the tree was purchased from Billy Wilson off his tree farm.  

A HDR photo of his spread can be seen at earlier posts.  For some reason photos of Christmas trees at night are difficult for me to photograph.  This one required some Photoshop tricks to make it pop off the screen.  Click on the photo to enlarge.