It's now August 29th and I decided that I had to stop playing around and get some of the mundane administrative work done. Boy I hate filing!
Didn't say this before but we are planning a trip to Alaska next year. Actually we've been planning a trip there for the past couple years but it seems that something always kept coming up stopping us. Not this time! We have a very very loose plan for where we're going. We decided that due to the tourist season we rather make a few reservations than not have any place to park so we've accomplished that. Fairbanks, Denali and Homer with more than plenty time spent in each place. Homer turns out to be the last place we have reservations so if we decide to stay longer we will, if we decide to return to Denali we will. We'll be on the road according to the current plan about 60 days driving round trip from Tucson AZ. We plan on having a new gallery on the website devoted to Alaska and the ALCAN, we are also toying around with the possibility of producing a slide show that will be on DVD. Check the site for more information.
We picked up a new lens for wildlife, basically bears, eagles and any other such stuff. We have a Canon 300 f/2.8 that is just great but we wanted another lens with just a little more focal length so we picked up a Canon 400 DO. We've been testing the 400 on small critters thinking that if it's okay with small critter then bear and other larger critters will be just as good. I've worked this lens with and without an extender and must say I'm excited about it. While a 2x extender worked okay it really rocks with the 1.4 and that is the one that I think I'll use the most. It also looks like the new Canon 1Ds III will become part of the Canon kit replacing our older used (has battle scars) 5D. I think I'll send the 5D to MAXMAX to get converted to IR, we'll see.
Okay enough of this I have to get back to work. Drop us a line if you feel like it.
Don & Sandy Libby
Iron Creek Photography
Wednesday, August 29, 2007