Jessica and I went camping on Saturday at Brazeau Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area. The campground is about 2.5 hours west and a bit south of Edmonton, Alberta. Its a beautiful and fun little campground. There are no hiking trails. The campground does have a little beach that is perfect for swimming and sun tanning. Since it is a Reservoir the water is deep and a bit cold. A perfect temperature for a weekend that saw +29 degrees Celsius. It finally felt like summer. 🙂
My plan for the trip was to test my new Nikon 70-300mm lens. I wanted to see how sharp it was at 300mm’s. I also needed to practice my shooting technique. I usually don’t shoot past 105mm’s.
A couple of hours before sunset I switched to my wider lens. I was hoping to find a cool subject for the sunset. I saw lots of cool looking drift wood. But none of it was not located in a perfect spot. The below and above pictures were taken with my Nikon 10-24mm lens.
I was still looking for a better subject. This area was located on a small part of the beach that was cut off from the main beach. Right before sunset I could not decided which side of the beach to go to for pictures. The sun was setting fast and I had to make a decision.
I ended up giving up in frustration and so I stayed on the smaller part of the beach. I admit that I was super tired at this point. The early morning start, the long swim, and the constant exploring was taking a toll on my energy. So I switched to my new lens. I figured that I would test it out at sunset too. I managed to capture the above picture with the 70-300mm.
I have a few more shots I would like to share. The night sky was full of stars and I captured some interesting photos. But I don’t know when I will have the time to process them. Computer work is my least favorite thing. I am way behind on my processing. Summer is too short in Edmonton. So I need to shoot as much as possible now. I will have to save some of the processing for the dark winter nights.