Bucket List # 051 - The White House

Tour the White House!

This weekend I fulfilled a dream of mine and took a tour of the White House with my friends! We got to see President Obama take off in Marine One, headed to the airport for his trip to Florida. The chopper took off next to us, and was flanked by an identical chopper and another military helicopter. We also met an epic secret service dog named Max and his partner agent.

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own Government to save the environment.
— Ansel Adams

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Bucket List # 010 - Full Frame

I recently compiled an extensive Bucket List for myself, I hope to be checking them off one by one and posting them on here as I go!

Fist up is Bucket List item number Ten!

 

Own a Full Frame Camera

Apito-D610
 
 

A quick shout out to Ken Rockwell, I use his expertly advise for all of my photography purchases and for keeping up with the trade. I highly advise reading Ken's website HERE. I researched my next camera for over a year (closer to two years) and I landed on the Nikon D610 after reading every possible piece of information on the competing models from both Nikon and Canon.

I've been dreaming of owning a beast of a camera for ten years now. I got my last Camera (the Nikon D50) in 2005. It was more than time for an upgrade, and what an upgrade I got! My old camera still works like a charm, built like a rock. A full frame camera is a whole other breed; larger images, higher quality, better focus, more focus and better results from my existing lenses.

I am using my Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 for almost all of my photography. The other lens I use is the Sigma 105mm Macro. In addition, for all street and travel photography I'll be using the MB-D14 Battery Grip (better grip, extra shutter and double the battery life)

Below are the first photos i've taken with the new full frame camera.

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
— Vincent Van Gogh
 

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