News from Rod Barbee Photography
November 2005 Rod Barbee Photography Newsletter
Volume 11
Sorry this is so late this month. I do have a couple of good excuses though. The first week or so of the month I was in Zion with a great group of folks photographing the red rock and the fall color. The weather was great and so were the photo opportunities.

I'll keep this newsletter short and aim for something more thorough next month.

A new family member
I mentioned I had a couple of excuses for the tardiness of this newsletter. The other excuse is that my wife Tracy and I have made a significant addition to our family.

Our little bundle of joy arrived on Friday, November 11 at about 12:30 pm weighing in at 4 lbs. 13 oz. Her name is Bailey and she's a Labradoodle. (I know, a silly name for a breed). What's a labradoodle you ask? A cross between a lab and a poodle. They don't shed, they are very friendly, and they're very smart. My guess is that she'll be using my D100 before too long.

Digital wide angles
Those of you using a Digital SLR that does not have a full frame sensor know that your wide angle lens behaves more like a normal lens. I know that this has been a source of frustration for me. But that's about to change.

I just ordered Tokina's 12-24mm lens and it should arrive by the end of the week. This lens has been getting some great reviews and considering it's about half the price of the Nikon 12-24, it looks to be a great deal. I'll let you know what I think of it after I put it to some use.

Workshop additions
Don Mammoser and I have scheduled a couple of workshops for next year: Slot Canyons/Monument Valley, April 10-15, and Canadian Rockies, Sept. 17- 22. We're still working on finalizing logistics and costs and I should have that info on my website by the end of the month.

The Canadian Rockies were absolutely spectacular this last September and we're looking forward to another great experience next year. The slot canyons and Monument Valley are a couple of "must see" SW locations and this should be a great trip. Keep checking the "Workshops" page of my website for the latest info. I'll also be putting out a special newsletter once we get things worked out.

In Closing
That's all for now. I have a puppy to play with,don't you know, and that's a lot more fun than sitting in front of the computer!

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