Let this be an object lesson to you:

When you have total control over your subject (as in the case of these two little Elastin cowboys) and virtually all the time you want to take to try out various lenses and focal lengths, at least pretend to try and get yourself in position to get a shot that you’re happy with.

Case in point: this little picture here.

Too much headroom. Too little foreground. These issues are related, unsurprisingly: the concrete planter box is slightly visible in the lower right.

I couldn’t get much lower, couldn’t move the subjects up or back, and this was one of the better possible spots in the little courtyard outside.

But there is a  wide world out there, and lots more places I could’ve taken them, if not for the agoraphobia that crept up on me at the last minute, though nothing that really looks much like the landscape I picture these fellows hanging out in…

Oh well…

D7000. Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Zomb-E Series. ISO800, 1/125th, f/3.5. Minimal processing in Aperture.

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