In the Omaha Metro Area there is a stiff competition for farm attractions. The biggest and most attended may be Vala's, but for our family's money Skinny Bones is the best way to spend an autumn afternoon. Corn mazes, hay rack rides, good food, pumpkins galore, and a bunch of small, quaint, free features (with paid admission). Sandy left her Canon in the car so she shot her pics with her iPhone X, and Carl took his trusty Nikon D3200, but took a couple with his phone for easy sharing (since the D3200 does not have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth file transfer). It was super windy but was in the mid 80's, and for the middle of October in this part of the country that is pretty much a perfect day. Find out more about Skinny Bones here.
October 10 was the last game of the CB Parks and Rec U12 Boys season. The Tornados had a good season, but it ended on a sour note against a team that was way better than us and didn't mind letting us repeatedly know it. We didn't find the goal but we lost with dignity and class. I got to try out my new Nikon 55mm-300mm lens, which makes shooting safaris so much more fun. I use the Nikon D3200 and Sandy was using her same Canon PowerShot SX530. Colin, number 9, is our son and we are so proud of how talented he is on the pitch.
It was a cool but dry fall day, around 55-60 degrees and partly cloudy. It was the first time we went out on a photo safari together. Sandy has been into photography since high school, and I'm just in the last year finally discovering the joy of digital photography. I had the idea that it'd be fun to try to catch some birds at the lake, I could get some practice as I learn what my Nikon D3200 does and she, well, she can take all the good pics. I soon found my zoom was completely inadequate. The stock lens goes to 55mm and just can't sneak up on wildlife as well as the Canon. Sandy just missed a few great snaps of the heron scoring a fishy snack. Guess we have a reason to take another safari in the future.
Carl used a Nikon D3200 with the stock 18-55mm lens
Sandy used a Canon PowerShot SX530 (which boasts 24-1200mm)
Note about picture clarity: I wasn't planning on starting an online diary until late in the day, so the pictures are not direct transfers from memory to PC. Some of the Canon/Sandy shots are a little more blurry than actual. Don't hold that against Canon nor Sandy.