I tried to run out and get a photo of a pair of big barn owls on the roof across the street. I grabbed my longest lens and my tripod and headed outside.
They were gone.
When I came back inside, I was messing around with the long lens, snapping photos of stuff around the house. I discovered that if I cranked the ISO up high enough that I could get a still image (3200 in this case), the photos from this long lens are surprisingly crisp even in low light. (Hmm, it’s a minimum f/5.6 at that 300mm focal length, not exactly a low light lens.)
Crayons from 10 feet, 300mm focal (450mm with crop factor).
Disturbing a cat nap.
I’m surprised at both of these. I can read the copyright statements on the crayons, and the sharp focus and colors on the cat’s face are very good.
I guess sometimes, you just get lucky. Yeah, these won’t win any awards or cheers, but I like them a lot given the story behind them.