Breaking Dawn

I am not a landscape photographer by any stretch of the imagination.  I just happened to get to work early a couple days last week and I wanted to prove a point.  I have an old Canon 400D and a cheap Tokina 19-35mm lens.  Working on the 11th floor of one of the tallest buildings around I was able to snap this shot.  It wasn’t a fancy camera involved with a $1000+ lens attached to it.  It was just me with a camera proving that skill trumps gear any day of the week.  Too many photographers (myself included) get caught up in gear lust.  I’m not the type that knows that the newest lens or camera will take my craft to the next level. I’ve worked in IT too long to know that shiny and new does not mean better.  I just want a new lens or camera because its shiny and new and it looks cool.  So this picture is the end result of me carrying around a less than fantastic piece of photographic hardware and more knowing how to use a camera and lens to get the best result (and a crap ton of post processing).

Canon 400D, Tokina 19-35, ISO 1600, 29mm, f/7.1, 1/100

7 Comments

  1. Grant said:

    Outed! It accounts for my ‘unusual’ wealth, that and the wife’s cousin who works in the mint…

    September 25, 2012
    • I knew it! We may need to forego Uncle Spike’s spot and have you pick us up for an evening Bangkok. I’m sure limo service to and from along with fine dining will not be too much for us to ask of you. Even better, how about taking your private jet to Macau for an evening out?

      September 25, 2012
      • Grant said:

        Easily done old chap. Just let me know if you want the Learjet or that little Italian job I’ve got that I can never remember the name of…

        September 25, 2012
  2. Grant said:

    Was there any wind?

    September 25, 2012
    • I create a thought provoking image and you resort to school yard humor. No wonder Uncle Spike won’t let you drive his GT!

      September 25, 2012
      • Grant said:

        School-yard humour? I don’t know what you mean! I am asking if the wonderful cloud formations are the result of stationary weather or if there was a front passing through. I am an amateur metrologist and I’m cut to the quick!

        September 25, 2012
        • So you are one of the various experts that the Thai government hires to predict flooding and weather. Spot on sir!

          September 25, 2012

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