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How long can you hold on to that which flows, and cannot be grasped?

The top of the world is not always so grand if shared only with shadows. EFV



At a visit to the beach over the weekend I couldn’t help but notice a lot of yachts and ships far out to sea. Thought it would make a nice capture to single one out as if they were a sole adventurer in the ocean and wishing to myself that I could be out there with them!
300mm at ISO100 1/2500 sec f5.6
Edited in lightroom


Do these dark waters reflect joy and dreams of tomorrow
Or do you find here only heartbreak and sorrow?



I wish to whisk away these worries and woes
Wash them out beneath the waters within this flow


Ok, so i’ve been wanting to get some nice closer pictures from a distance than my current stock 20-50mm lens has allowed but, i’m not yet ready to fork over $300+ on a lens for my camera make when i do not photograph for a living nor get paid for any of my work either. I had first tried with an old manual focus and f-stop super albinar 50-200mm lens which i got for around $20 but it is very heavy piece and tended to lack in focus clarity with the adapter ring attached to my dcsc camera body. Today i visited the local camera shop and had found an old used Quantaray 70-300mm with auto f-stop from 4-5.6 with a price of $39. I was told that these were bargain end Sigma type lenses and that probably wont work with my camera. Of course i was not looking for or expecting any of the auto focus functions to work with my camera, i just wanted to use the manual functions to have something extra in my bag to try and get some closer shots at full resolution from a distance until I can afford the proper zoom lens meant for my Camera. I see no reason to dish out hundreds of $$ on other popular named brands if i can’t use the auto functions or electronics anyway. Now, i read all kinds of mean nasty things about this Quantaray brand on all kinds of forums after having already bought it but after doing some test shots today, i am wondering, is it really all that bad??
Maybe my eyes are just getting older and i cannot detect all the little flaws and nuances in the pictures i’m taking, or maybe i just got lucky and got a better build than others have experienced with this lens brand. Whatever it may be, after playing around with it today i think i rather quite like the quality of images this lens is giving me in all its manualness! 😀
Anyhow, maybe you pros or people more keen and adept than I in the photography world can give me your opinion on the above image taken with this lens?
This was taken at 180mm from about 10ft away at iso100 1/500 sec exposure and enlarged 2X using in camera cropping option.
No other after touch ups or editing added apart from my signature.