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Trying my new Canon 55-250mm

I bought a cheap Canon 55-250, that´s all I can afford right now. Reviews weren´t so bad considering the low price. So I´m giving it a try, hope a don´t regret it. Anyway, this is all I can pay for at the moment, so it would be a little ungrateful to complain.

We all know there´s no need for a fancy and expensive equipment to be a good photographer. So here I go!

Thank you universe for letting me get, finally, a telephoto zoom!

f/9 - 1/320sec - ISO100 - 194mm
f/9 – 1/320sec – ISO100 – 194mm
f/9 - 1/400sec - ISO100 - 90mm
f/9 – 1/400sec – ISO100 – 90mm
f/9 - 1/100sec - ISO100 - 250mm
f/10 – 1/100sec – ISO100 – 250mm
f/9 - 1/125sec - ISO100 - 250mm
f/10 – 1/125sec – ISO100 – 250mm
f/10 - 1/125sec - ISO100 - 250mm
f/10 – 1/125sec – ISO100 – 250mm
f/10 - 1/100sec - ISO100 - 250mm
f/10 – 1/100sec – ISO100 – 250mm
f/10 - 1/160sec - ISO100 - 250mm
f/10 – 1/160sec – ISO100 – 250mm
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WPC: Big

We´ve got something big around here. It´s our beautiful glacier! Perito Moreno Glacier is about 80km from where I live, and it´s the main attraction of this tourist point. Why? because is one of the few (if not only) glaciers that can be visited without having to take a boat, or hike for hours, or do anything  physically demanding. You just get to the parking lot and there it is, and if you fell adventurous, you just take the stairs and walk the 5km of paths to get different views. It is also the only glacier in the National Park (which has more than 300 of these) that is not shrinking, which is good news now a day!

But the real show takes place every couple of years (some say it is every four years, but nature has its own clock). It is when the glacier reaches the peninsula and blocks the water flow from the left arm to the one you see on the right, which leads to the main body of the Argentino Lake. A huge mass of ice is accumulated there and the water from the left pushes for a couple of months, until one day it makes its way through and starts leaking to the right side. That´s when the expectation begins, now the water erodes the ice making a beautiful ¨bridge¨ and everybody waits to see the big rupture.

I almost forget about the big thing here, it is 250 km².

Please, click on the image to get a good view.

weekly photo challenge
Sorry, no info, it´s a photo stitch!

I took the panoramic picture above last month. The picture below was taken on January, when the ice was reaching the peninsula.

perito moreno glaciar
f/8 – 1/200 sec – ISO 100 – 53mm

 

WPC: Solitary

Two Solitaries.

The credit for the first picture is for my super boyfriend, who´s not very keen on photography. Somehow he manages to get really good shots though he doesn´t practice or try too hard. And here is one of those shots:

India
f/4.5 – 1/500 sec – ISO 80 – 6 mm (Point and Shot)

I guess the hours I subject him to listening about photography and watching photos is starting to pay off.

The next one is mine, as usual.

India
f/4.5 – 1/30 sec – ISO 100 – 36mm

 

WPC. Near and Far

Sorry, I´m late again. Here´s my contribution to the Near and Far challenge.

This picture was taken two years ago, in the desert near Jaisalmer, India. He seems to be far away, but he´s trying to be near someone by his phone. The desert seems to be far too, but in fact it is quite near the civilization (or at least the wind farm).

India
f/7 – 1/400 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm

What can I do for 7 hours in a train station?

Take photos! And that´s what I did in Ipoh, Malaysia, when we arrived at 5 pm and the guy at the counter said that the train left at midnight. Of course we could go for a walk, but the station was quite far from downtown and we travel on a shoestring, so no cabs for us. We decided to wait there. Malaysia is a very organized country and part of that order includes no lying down on the benches, so… wait the 7 hours sitting down properly! These are the pics I took during those hours, they were taken in black and white mode, and the few in colour are becuase I felt it that way at the moment.

Malaysia
f/11 – 1/800 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Malaysia
f/11 – 1/640 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Malaysia
f/4.5 – 1/60 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Malaysia
f/4.5 – 1/20 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Malaysia
f/4.5 – 1/25 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Malasia
f/4.5 – 1/8 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm
Malasia
f/9 – 1/250 sec – ISO 100 – 48mm
Malasia
f/4 – 1/8 sec – ISO 100 – 53mm
Malaysia
f/11 – 1/20 sec – ISO 100 – 44mm
Malaysia
f/5 – 1/15 sec – ISO 100 – 44mm
Malaysia
f/5 – 1/6 sec – ISO 100 – 4mm
Malaysia
f/5 – 1/20 sec – ISO 100 -70mm
Malaysia
f/4.5 – 1/40 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Malaysia
f/4.5 – 1/20 sec – ISO 100 – 48mm
Malaysia
f/4.5 – 1/50 sec – ISO 100 – 48mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/40 sec – ISO 100 – 48mm
Ipho
f/4.5 – 1/100 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm

You may have seen this before

Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/40 sec – ISO 200 – 23mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 -1/30 sec – ISO 200 – 70mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/40 sec – ISO 200 – 53mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/30 sec – ISO 200 – 23mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/30 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/80 sec – ISO 400 – 53mm

 

Malaysia
f/4.5 – 1/60 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm
Malaysia
f/4.5 – 1/100 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm
Malaysia
f/4.5 – 1/400 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/200 sec – ISO 100 – 28mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/250 sec – ISO 100 – 53mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/10 sec – ISO 200 – 36mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/500 sec – ISO 400 – 23mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/30 sec – ISO 400 – 33mm
Ipoh
f/4.5 – 1/30 sec – ISO 400 – 70mm

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

For this week´s challenge I choose a glacier, Perito Moreno Glacier, which is the natural attraction of the place I live. It looks like a still mass of ice, but in fact, it moves all the time but we can´t notice. We only notice when it looses a part of itself, that´s the movement we get to see, and here are the pictures!

Perito Moreno
f/8 – 1/500 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Perito Moreno
f/8 – 1/640 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Perito Moreno
f/8 – 1/640 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Glacier
f/8 – 1/640 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm
Glacier
f/8 – 1/1000 sec – ISO 100 – 70mm

And the big picture…

Glacier
f/8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 100 – 17mm