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First D80 Walkabout 14/06/2008

Well I finally got the chance on the 14/06/2008 just go for a walkabout with the D80 + 18-135 lens. Although I had used this combo for a few more serious shoots prior to this occasion, this day was my first chance just to go out and be creative with the camera and lens. I have better lenses than the 18-135 in my kit, but anyway they included it with the D80 for only $100 extra, and it normally sells alone for more than $400, so I wasn't going to knock it back. While it aint my best lens in terms of optical and build quality, it's not exactly a lemon either... And it now currently has the widest zoom range out of any of my lenses, so it sees a lot of use just for the practicality of not having to change lenses in the middle of a shoot. The only thing Nikon should have done to make this lens better is to put a metal mount on it... So sit back and enjoy the ride, and don't take it all too seriously folks, photography is meant to be fun!
Taking a very close look at things
Taking a very close look at things
Returning to an old favorite
Returning to an old favorite
Date Palms
Date Palms
Camellias
Camellias
Under Construction
Under Construction
Stop Number 20466
Stop Number 20466
Hail bus!
Hail bus!
A tall weed
A tall weed
A close up of the tall weed
A close up of the tall weed
Bottle Brush
Bottle Brush
Palm Leaves
Palm Leaves
Ghostly Gums
Ghostly Gums
The Trunk
The Trunk
Retro look plane shot
Retro look plane shot
A Big Red Post Box
A Big Red Post Box
Autumnal Foliage
Autumnal Foliage
Red and Gold
Red and Gold
Paperbarks
Paperbarks
Paperbark
Paperbark
Paperbark Leaves
Paperbark Leaves
Playing with perspective
Playing with perspective
Retro look power-lines shot
Retro look power-lines shot
Bold Lines
Bold Lines
Lamp
Lamp
Creative Photojournalism
Creative Photojournalism