We took Tuesday off and headed for the country. Now that sounds a little strange since, for all practical purposes, we are in the country. We originally had planned a short hike on one of the many trails in FDR park but since the weather was hot and humid we decided to take the day and do some casual driving through some nice country property in Harris County.
I have a Nikon D60 that we purchased as soon as we knew for sure we would be full-timing. As with most things the more you use something and experiment with it the better you get, so we decided to make this trip a photo practice shoot as well as an enjoyable getaway from the campground. There are several horse farms in this area and just a few miles south of Pine Mountain there is a very large equestrian facility that hosts several horse shows during the year. This facility is complete with horse stalls and practice rings. I am sure you can board your horse there as well as learn to ride. Callaway Gardens/Resort hosts a Steeple Chase each year the first weekend in November. So, this area is quite large in horse related activities. Along with the Nikon D60 I also purchased a couple of additional lenses. I have the basic 15-55mm lens and also purchased a 55-200 zoom lens. I purchased one more lens for the camera and it is a 100-500 zoom lens. Obviously, when I use the big zoom lens, a tripod is a must to use for stabilization. I am still learning about the camera and lenses, so each outing is a learning experience for me. Photography is so fun and with digital, you get immediate results. Gerri has a Sony DSC-H1 point and shoot, and she really likes it. It has a 12X zoom lens, and is a very good camera with very good picture colors. When we are just out and about, it is the perfect camera. Gerri does a really good job with that camera and her pics turn out very good.
So today was picture and country road trip day! Thanks for stopping by and reading about our day.