This is the 3rd installment of my project in which I take only one lens with me as I hike up Kennesaw Mountain. I have already done this with the 24-105 f/4 and 200mm f/2.8. I am really enjoying this 50mm lens, and here are a few photos from the shoot. This was the first time I have been up there since the leaves began showing some real color. I do wish it had been a sunny day, but I think the lens did quite well. The camera is a Canon 6D.
And here is a link to the entire set. – http://www.flickr.com/photos/srahn/sets/72157637167748814/
There are quite a few red-shouldered hawks in the Kennesaw area. This guy was waiting near an area where I’ve seen lots of rabbits.
This is one of my favorite things to photograph. The trick is finding skies that are dark enough so that you can actually see the Milky Way. Luckily we have the Deerlick Astronomy Village here in Georgia, and I am proud to be a member. It’s about 100 miles east of Atlanta, and it has some of the darkest skies in Georgia and nice low horizons in all directions.
I spotted these two youngsters over near Kennesaw Mountain back in August.
I’m getting really tired of shooting clouds all the time, but they won’t seem to go away. Hopefully the sun will make an appearance on Thursday.
This is the campus of Kennesaw State University, which is about 25 miles northwest of Atlanta.
I am a proud graduate of Berry College, located in northwest Georgia. There are herds of deer all over the campus, and I was fortunate to see a fight between two bucks on my last trip up a few weeks ago. The camera is a bit shaky because I was shooting at a very high zoom without a tripod. I just didn’t have time to get set up.
I do a lot of shooting in and around Kennesaw Mountain. It’s one of the busiest federal parks in the nation, and it has tons of great places to photograph. I took this back on a foggy November morning.