New York

Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Beacon, my wife's former stomping grounds. 

While there I had a chance to get familiar with my new lens. While using a 70-200 as a walk-around isn't exactly something most people would do, I was using it as a chance to get to know the lens, and I think I am starting to feel comfortable with it.

One thing that is trickier than I thought, is shooting at wider apertures. f/2.8 can make some cool effects, but you've really got to pay attention to where you're focusing. I am getting better at using the auto-focus on my camera as a result though, and anywhere I can improve, is welcomed.

If you're ever in this area, go to the 84 Diner and get anything from the dessert menu. I had the cheesecake with blueberries, and it was pretty special, but it all looked amazing.

Full set on Flickr, some of my faves here:

From an abandoned graveyard.

Vanderbilt Mansion

f/2.8 in all it's glory. Taken from the car, look at that bokeh.

Taken from the car in Beacon I believe, from the backseat of the car.

Taken from the car in Beacon I believe, from the backseat of the car.

The sign in front of an abandoned school we looked at. There are more of the school in the Flickr set.