Last night at 5.14pm I left a message on Twitter and Facebook that read …
“In this heat, leave the house? I ain’t going anywhere! Forget the pubs, I am going to enjoy a few drinks at home in front the open fridge.“
It was 42 degrees for a few hours yesterday afternoon, with the temperature 30+ degrees all day! Sitting in front of the fridge seemed like a logical place to be … but 34 seconds later I got this message from Tom Williamson at the TheHighwayHotel:
“Do you fancy taking some photos?“
Do I? Do I ever! As I said on Facebook a few minutes later …
“Change of mind: I’ve just been offered a photo gig for tonight.“
The time was arranged (8-10pm), everything was organised, my chauffeur/wife was cool with the idea, and I spent 3 hours ensuring all my gear was charged, primed, and ready for any event. I was told my attire should be professional yet casual. That suits me just fine! The wife was nice enough to iron my shirt for the night.
So, I spent New Years Eve of 2010 as the official photographer at TheHighway for their Casa Del Tequila NYE 2010 party! Of all the photographs I shot (over 300), these are the few that I shot for my own benefit. As you can see, they appeal to my eclectic style of photography.
So which lens did I use?
I spent the evening shooting with my Canon 50D attached to a new Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.
If you are keen to check out that lens, read this link to understand how effective the lens really is!