No, I didn’t see a brand new Mercedes parked in my driveway on Christmas morning! But I got the next best thing from Santa Claus this year: a Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 lens for my Canon 60D DSLR camera. In fact, it’s really the only thing I asked for this year.
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So expect to see a lot of photos next year taken with this new lens. It’s supposed to be one of the sharpest lenses ever built for APS-C cameras. We’ll see. I’ve been told that these lenses won’t work on cameras with full-sized sensors. Oh, they will fit but you will have to live with extreme vignetting. This Sigma lens is also supposed to be excellent for low-light photography. And you can usually find Sigma lenses on the market for about half the price of similar Canon lenses.
I have been blogging on Crow Canyon Journal for a little over six years now and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my followers for viewing my photos and reading my travel stories.
I would also like to announce that I plan to make a few changes to the blog in 2017. First of all, I plan to continue posting monochrome pictures on Wednesdays and hope that Leanne Cole continues with her Monochrome Madness Challenge for at least one more year. This has been a lot of fun these last three years and I have enjoyed following all of the other MM participants.
Secondly, I plan to continue with posting my travel photo stories and will probably do these on Fridays. We will be traveling to Spain and Portugal next Spring; so stay tuned!
Finally, I plan to do something very different on every Monday of this coming year. Starting next week I will be uploading an article on the effects of climate change on the Pacific Islands and their inhabitants. The series will be called Climate Change in the Pacific and my first posting will be about the American territory of Guam. Hopefully, by the end of the year I will have covered all of the countries that make up the three geographical regions known as Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia.
Happy New Year, everyone!