i ‘heart’ trees

New redbud leaves in the early morning Florida sunlight.

Camera and Lens – Canon EOS R with Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Random images on the island – Amelia Island

Palms at dusk.
Historic courthouse balcony.
Historic courthouse steps.
Surf fishing.

Camera and Lens – Canon EOS R with Canon RF 70-200mm f4 L IS USM

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday! – Centre Street after dark

In a shop window.
Nassau County Courthouse (Florida).

The Alley.
Spice shop.

Centre Street downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida. Camera and Lens – Canon EOS R with Canon RF 70-200mm f4 L IS USM.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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heading home

Gulls in the twilight. Amelia Island, Florida

Camera and Lens – Canon EOS R with Canon RF 70-200mm f4 L IS USM – f8 1/320 70mm ISO 100

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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contrasts

One of two pulp mills on otherwise beautiful Amelia Island, Florida.

As viewed from the Fernandina Beach marina along the Amelia River.

Stacked against us day and night.

It looks bad and it is. There’s no other way to see it. Air pollution is just that, chemicals and toxins spewed into the air 24/7.

Camera and Lens – Canon EOS R with Canon RF 70-200mm f4L IS USM

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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wordless wednesday

Camera and Lens – Canon EOS R with Canon RF 70-200mm f4L IS USM lens.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Fernandina Public School No. 1

Public School No. 1 building, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida. This grand building is home to the county office for the Nassau County School Board.

Canon EOS R mirrorless digital camera.

The image above was taken with my Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera and Canon EF 16-35mm zoom lens late in the afternoon. In the image below taken about mid-day, I used my ca.1964 Yashica Mat EM twin-lens reflex film camera which shoots a 6x6cm square image on 120 roll film.

Yashica Mat EM 6×6 cm TLR film camera.

I enjoy photographing the many historic buildings in and around the Fernandina Beach Historic District using different cameras and formats. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Winter Garden

The garden takes on a different look in the middle of Winter and is photographed just after the coldest morning in nearly a decade.

Camera and Lens – Canon EOS R with Canon RF 70-200mm f4 L IS USM zoom lens.

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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First images with my new Canon lens – Canon RF 70-200mm f4 L IS USM

It wasn’t the best situation to try out my new lens for my Canon EOS R but I just had to give it a go.

A splash of color on a rather dull afternoon. 151mm at f6.3 1/200 ISO 5000 (no crop)

Maidenhair ferns. 200mm at f4.0 1/200 ISO 3200 (no crop)

Backyard habitat. 200mm at f4.0 1/200 ISO 2500 (no crop)

Japanese garden. 141mm at f8.0 1/200 ISO 6400 (no crop)

Although this was just a quick test of the lens in less than ideal shooting conditions the lens performed just as I expected. It is after all a quality Canon lens with the latest technology and features. Most of these images were shot through my horribly dirty outside windows so maybe not as sharp as they could be – not to mention the ISOs were a tad higher than what I typically shoot at. I’ve got my fingers crossed for a sunny day as lately it’s been rather gray, windy, wet, and cold – not typical North Florida weather even in the winter.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Is this the last lens I’ll ever buy?

Short answer, yes. Or maybe it would be better to say “it should be”. Canon’s newest RF lenses made for the EOS R series of mirrorless cameras are crazy expensive but as with nearly everything Canon makes it will hold its value for years to come.

The unboxing! My first look – awesome lens. I’ve only wanted one of Canon’s white lenses since 1978!
Canon “L” lenses are weather-sealed against moisture and dust. This RF lens is not an internal zoom lens but that’s what makes it so compact for a 70-200mm zoom. By the way, these Canon lenses are still made in Japan.

Hope the weather takes a turn for the better soon (cold and wet) so I can grab some shots with my new lens. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for the “exciting” first images. – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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