Yesterday morning, I met up with some fellow members of the North Texas Photography Explorers MeetUp Group for a Scavenger Hunt around downtown McKinney, Tx.

The light was abysmal, foggy, lacking any sort of punch, and I used the old Nikon 36-72mm E-Series, which is one of the least contrasty or saturated lenses in my arsenal, so these took quite a bit of massaging in Lightroom.

The Scavenger Hunt list was as follows:
1) Macro/closeup
2) Street Portrait
3) Vibrant
4) Decay
5) Magical
6) Scale
7) Faux animal
8) Strength
9) Curve, i.e circle, arch, prefer not an s-curve but…
10) The letter “P”

I’m missing one, and I’m not going to tell you which was which, but have a guess if you like.

D7000. Nikon 36-72mm f/3.5 E Series. ISOs varied between 100 and 1600, focal lengths varied between 36 and 72mm (54-108 on the crop sensor), and I shot in Aperture Priority mode, mostly at f/3.5, but with some f/8s and f/11s tossed in for good measure. Much of this may or may not be in the exif.

And apologies for the lack of sharp focus on many of these. The 36-72 is full manual, I wear glasses, and I did a bunch of focus-and-recompose, after which I moved the focus ring inadvertently… I really should invest in a decent walkaround autofocus zoom lens one of these days.

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