For my partial retirement from one job, my loyal and generous volunteers provided me a gift certificate towards the purchase of a new lens. I'm deeply touched. This is a lens I could only dream about, but never afford. Saturday was my first outing and I rapidly discovered that much I knew about composition no longer applied apply. I have partially adjusted getting substantially closer to the subject, but the lens is unhappy and demands I be more aggressive to shoot "up close and in your face". This beauty is capable of unbridled magic. May I be worthy of her desires. So here we are day one: 406 Main Street 406 Main Reflected Ventilation-perfusion mismatch Scene of an alley Cobbler Shoppe 5¢ Reflections in a dirty window Comments are appreciated to help me tame this beast.