In case you are wondering, the title of this blog post comes from a Jethro Tull Song I was listening to the other day. I felt at the time it was speaking about me in a way, taking the time to relax in the only way I know. Taking pictures.
I was host of a continuing education course last weekend, where we had time to take our lunches on our own. I chose to take mine with camera in hand while walking around Memory Grove and downtown Salt Lake. Both days I took my Pentax K5, day one with my DA 55-300 and the second day with my Sigma 17-70. The days were warm and dry, and perfect to walk off the stiffness of sitting for several hours at a time.
I have an affinity for this building, the Utah State Capitol, you get a different view of it from across the ravine to the east. (DA 55-300 @ 300mm)
This was zoomed wide to 55mm. I love the detail of old school craftsmanship.
I had never seen this spot before, looking over the ravine that contains memory grove. I really want to shoot this as a sunset shot someday.
The trees are blooming early due to the dry and warm winter, I hope they all survive. This is the type of shot that the Sigma 17-70 excels at.
This was my wallpaper for several days. At full resolution it is spectacular.
Dogwood blossom in the Avenues area of SLC. Didn't know they grew here...
This is the same monument as in the second shot. Just shot at 17mm and from a totally different angle. Like them both.