You will occasionally see photographs posted here which were captured on Canon gear. Two years ago just after my Nikon broke but before I had replaced it with my Fuji, my wife’s best friend, Ami, loaned me her father’s Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. Her father, Kunj Trivedi, a retired businessman and respected nature photographer who spends most of his days between Madagascar and India, had purchased a new camera and had gifted her his older gear. My friend is not a photographer and hearing of my “need” she offered up her dad’s camera. I’ve tried to return it many times, but Ami keeps insisting that I keep it until she needs it. Inspired by Ami’s dad, I have used the Canon gear to photograph the wildlife in my backyard.
The birds were photographed while they fed themselves at the bird feeder hanging from the sassafras tree outside our hazy kitchen window.
Of course, I’d much prefer to be on safari with my gear. My brother-in-law Dipan’s family were born in Kenya and still have family living there. Dipan’s dad was1 planning a trip to visit family, and he suggested we come along and make a safari trip with them. I grew up reading about Africa through the pages of National Geographic, and I was excited that I might travel to another continent. Except for a long-ago family trip to England, I have never left the Caribbean and the Americas.
I had an interesting but tiring afternoon. This week I ordered a 4-pack of craft ale from breweries across three counties in New Jersey. Today was curb-side pickup day.
I drove to Conclave Brewing in Hunterdon County, Old Hights Brewing, a new brewery in Mercer County, and The Source Brewing in Colts Neck, Monmouth County. This took me four hours.
Submitted as part of the 100DaysToOffload project.
- We are not sure how the global pandemic will play out. It may be years before we can visit any far-away family and places. ↩