Sunsets in the city – Some photos taken with the Tamron 17-70mm

Recently I told you that I was trying out the Tamron lens for my Fujifilm cameras. I did try the 150-500mm, but now I am looking at the 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A2 VC RXD from them as well. I haven’t been able to get out with it too much yet, but I really enjoyed my time with it last week while in the city.

For Monochrome Madness I showed a black and white image of the sunset we saw that night. I thought it might be good to show you what the sunset was like.

Okay, it might not have been that red, but it is how I remember it. I loved the red in the clouds. I always seem to have bad luck with getting decent sunsets. I’m really happy with this.

We did have to avoid some rain which you can see in this one.

I am so done with the rain. It seems to rain every day here. We are lucky that it doesn’t flood where I live, but others haven’t been that lucky.

Once the sun went down there was a lovely blue hue to everything.

I loved this light. I think I want to go back and do more like this.

One thing I couldn’t believe was that the Christmas decorations are already appearing around the city.

Those yellow blobs on the bridge say Merry Christmas. I just think it is too early. I thought decorating for Christmas was supposed to start on the 1st of December, not the 1st of November.

It has been a while since I photographed this scene, so there are some changes, but in some ways there are none.

I think the lens is great so far. I was using it on my Fujifilm X-S10 and I was using my 3 Legged Thing tripod, Bucky. I did have some problems, but that was me and not the gear.

Usually, when I do a shoot like this I would use my X-T3 but I decided to go with the S10 because I think I need to learn to use it more. Next time I go I will use the X-T3 with the lens.

It is too soon to really give a good review of the lens, but so far I’m really happy. I will get out more with it in the next couple of weeks and see what I can do with it.

That’s it for today, I hope you have a great Friday and I guess I will see you on Sunday.

I will the images into a gallery for you to scroll through.

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    1. I am with you, I find it hard to pick a favourite, though sunsets are every day, but, the blue one is more unusual to me. Thank you.

  1. The red sunset is absolutely gorgeous. I feel you with the rain. It can get tiresome, especially when it comes to caring for my horses in the rain. Thank you for sharing 😊

    1. Thank you so much. I am so over the rain. It feels like it rains every day here at the moment and has been for months.I hadn’t thought about the effects on your horses, how is that?

    2. Ugh that sounds awful! They cope pretty well (the younger two). My older horse has to be blanketed, and I double up on her arthritis supplements. She has arthritis in her left hip and back leg. She fares pretty well, though. Their stalls get really gross and it makes it hard to properly clean them out when it rains, though

    3. It has been awful. Aww I feel for the older one, arthritis is horrible. Our old cat had it and we used to take him to the vets every 3 months for an injection which helped him a lot. We had to say good bye to him 3 years ago. Rain is nice, but not in big quantities, good luck with it all.

    4. Aww. I’m sorry for the loss of your kitty friend ❤️ I agree. The best amount of rain is a rain that happens for one or two nights where you snuggle up on the couch with a good movie and hot coco. Excessive rain is no fun. Thank you! Stay warm 😊

    5. He was old and it was his time. We didn’t want to be the type of owners who kept our pets when it was good for them. He was suffering and while it was very sad, we had to think of him. We miss him all the time. He was a very affectionate cat. I like your idea for the rain. I think one day of rain a week would be perfect too. Yeah unbelievable we should be trying to stay cool now, with summer starting next week, but we are still in winter gear.

    6. You are good animal parents! I do the same thing. I always put my animals well-being above keeping them alive. If they tell me it’s time to go, I let them go with as much dignity as possible. It’s always hard to make the call, but it’s important that animals’ well being is kept in mind too. Oh my! We just started winter over here. It is freezing!

    7. I think that is the best way. We let our vet make the call, but really it was my daughter’s call because he was her cat. But we knew he was suffocating slowly, and she has always suffered from asthma, and she knew what it was like to struggle to breath, so thought it was time. We had the vet come to our home so we could all be there around him in an environment that he was comfortable in. He was spoiled all day with his favourite treats. It was really emotional, but we are so glad we did it that way. He was surrounded by love. Here is a blog post I did at the time and you can see what he looked like.

    8. You did it the best way. He looked so happy in those photos, and he was absolutely gorgeous ❤️ How old was Tiddles? You mentioned in the post that he was over 17. That’s very impressive for a cat!

  2. The photos are gorgeous. As always, you handle the lighting beautifully. Sunsets are always fabulous, of course, but I am especially drawn to the image with all the blues.

  3. I loved your sunsets. I have a 17-70 for my Nikon and enjoyed using it. But now it sits in the closet with my 7100 while I totally enjoy the XT3.

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