250/366 | Levee

September 06, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

The husband and I had a few errands to run today, so afterward, he took me to downtown Baton Rouge. I had hoped to again shoot the interior of the Old Louisiana State Capitol building, but they were closed today. So we walked up the levee on River Road. The side that faces the street is covered in grass with railroad tracks at the top. Usually, the concrete side facing the Mississippi is under water, but the level is extremely low, exposing the letters BATON ROUGE with the fleur de lis in the center. I shot the bridge and a couple other things, but this was the most unique image of the few shots I took. It's still hot as blazes outside, making it hard to breathe.

Rented the 17-40mm wide angle lens for the week. I think this lens may be a keeper. I took my friend's advice to rent before I buy. Although this is a Canon L lens, it doesn't have IS and is an older model. But I am very happy with the quality. As long as the shutter speed is fast enough, I don't think the absence of IS will be a problem. Plus, it's one of the cheaper wide angle lenses in Canon's L series.

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17mm | f/8 | ISO 100 | 1/800 sec


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