OKC Zoo 2013

Last year we had a pair of zoo tickets that went unused. I had been dropping none too subtle hints that our timetable to get to the zoo was running out of available weekends. Last weekend’s offer was accepted but too late in the day, so I had to rescind it. So Saturday we made vague, conditional plans.

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We got up lazily, having slept the extra hour we were accorded. The original plan was to fuel up at Ihop but it was just too crowded. So we wound up at Golden-Trough-of-Gluttony. Let’s face it, we’ve had better hotel buffets but we’ve also had worse.
Traffic patterns had me take I-235 to I-44 where I got off an exit early. There are a bewildering number of churches between Kelley and MLK on 50th. About every third building, if we were counting correctly.
There wasn’t a crowd of any kind. It wasn’t unusual for us to be the only people at an exhibit. It wasn’t hugely breezy or hot or cold. The light was rather challenging at times. While outside, I’d try to get my shutter to 1/125 and wind up at f8 and ISO 1600. Then the sun would come out and I’d still be at 1600. I’d chimp, delete and re-take my shots at ISO 100.
It was a good, leisurely, four-hour walk. And I got some decent results.

1 Comment

  1. Wil C. Fry

    Some nice photos there. It IS challenging to shoot in such light conditions, going from dark clouds to bright sunlight in a matter of seconds.

    (But f/8? I almost never stop down that much unless shooting macro.)

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