POTW: Rocky River Metropark

April 28, 2010 at 10:09 pm

POTW: Rocky River Metropark

In honor of Earth Week I went to a metropark on Earth Day. This is the Rocky River Metropark located right next to the Cleveland International Airport. In fact I tried to get a picture of a plane flying above the trees but I only noticed a couple planes the whole time I was there. Also found an apparent hang out spot for kids after school. Was down near the "falls" which took quite an effort to get to and there were a bunch of kids down there, jumping between rocks and balancing on logs; all the stuff parents always tell kids not to do. Worth noting that all the pictures in the gallery, including the longer exposure ones, were hand-held. My lens has a 3 stop image stabilizer and I took advantage of that.

I have found that I could have really used a telephoto lens. Saw a squirrel that was relatively close but not close enough for my Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8. I had my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro with me but that still wouldn't have been close enough. Probably next purchase is going to be Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS. It's not expensive and from what I can tell on the reviews the quality for the price is amazing. After that I don't know if I want to go for a super wide angle or a better quality portrait lens. Although I could probably just use my 100mm for portraits. Beyond that it's one of the the 70-200mm lens, which are all pricey. Would probably get the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens which is smaller, lighter, and costs less than the f/2.8 version.

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