I recently purchased a Nikon D40 to take with me on trips and when I go bike riding. So far I love this camera and look forward to getting some action shots of other riders I encounter on the trails. I'm curious about what lens I should look at for action and scenery photos. Below is a sample of some of the types of pictures I like to take. What is below is a ride report with photos.
Keep in mind I am new and still learning the better points of the dSLR world.
Saturday the 23rd of June 2007.
It had rained.. alot a few days prior so everything was pretty muddy or underwater.
Took the "jeep" trail along the top of the flood damn
Off to my side we see the "pond" which is usually dry and has some really fun winding single track...unfortunately its under roughly 3 feet of water.
So I head down and off the damn and into some more single track and a few creek crossings (again usually dry)
Deer everywhere (I hate deer..) and due to rain plenty of blooming nettle plants >.< fyi my legs where stinging after the ride.
So I was sick of mud and as you can see I don't have the right tires for it anyways.
So I hit the paved trails back to my car.
So I'm done the bikes dirty, I'm dirty and itchy.. pretty much a good ride.
Nikon D40 w/18-135mm, Quantaray 70-300mm
Adobe Photoshop CS2 w/Eyecandy Plug in, Paint.Net (Open source Photoshop clone), Photomatix, Google Picasa.