Okay, my swimming hole is an indoor warm water and lap pool with a parking structure and fancy fruit water, but technically it has holes in which one can swim.
Taking this and a few other field shots reminded me that having a prime lens instead of a zoom might encourage me to carry my camera more.
I think this was taken with my Canon 55-250 STM and doesn't look much better than my kit lens, but I like the sky. I was surprised to see how much we've needed rain.
After going camera shopping and realizing I couldn't afford anything I looked at, I got an *inexpensive lens at the Best Buy in Brookfield and stopped by Lapham Peak on my way back. I looked at these photos and thought, "No reflection in these shots."
And then I found actual open water. All except the pooch and top photos are taken with my first fixed lens, a Canon EF 40 2.8 STM which I'm loving. I especially love that it's called a "Pancake Lens."
Making a mental note to come back here for Halloween photos.
Bobby Boy (aka Bob Barker, aka Mr. French, aka Sunny Bob) hated his new haircut so much he's been wearing this vest to cover it up and feel something against his skin. Although I think he looks dapper, it reminds me of a devastating haircut my mother made me get that was so bad I covered it up with a hat for the entire summer (much like Roberto here).
*Got a speeding ticket just as I hit the city, a few miles from home.