I haven't been here since last summer. You'd think with it being just a short drive away, I would go here more often. I really should. My kids love it, and the pace is so nice and relaxing. Just walking about, letting my kids explore, and when I bring my camera I take a few hundred photos. After taking that little photography course last winter, I should have been taking photos every week to not forget what I had just learned. But after a windy photo session, I noticed my aperture was stuck. There is something catching in the gears.
Thankfully, Nikon has a 5 year warranty on their lenses. I kept putting it off, but I finally went to Henry's on Friday to see if it was as easy as they said to send away my lens. Even though I didn't purchase it there, I brought in my lens and my receipt. They filled out a form on the computer, printed me off a shipping receipt, and away it goes. Hmmm, wait a minute. What about the postal strike? I didn't even think to ask them how they are getting it to Nikon to be fixed. I wonder if they have a private service, or if it will be in limbo until the strike is over? I guess I'll have to wait and see.
So I brought my zoom lens to the park, which means no portraits of the kids in 50 mm. But still good for brushing up my rusty skills. Here's a couple I think came out alright.