I don’t know about you, but I love getting caught out in the rain. Especially if there’s a chance at spotting a storm, or shooting an incredible scene in soft, beautiful light. I got caught out in the rain in a big way while hiking in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in an effort to spy on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horses, but for the most part, I knew what I was getting into. I knew that I was willing to hike between 10 to 12 miles while looking for the horses, and that I didn’t want to carry a ton of camera gear with me. So I strapped the new Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO lens to my Nikon D7000, and set off into the high desert.
I can’t express how happy I was while on this little Mountain West expedition; I spotted a large string of mustang, a herd of impossibly cute Bighorn sheep, and incredible spring storms like this one. Armed with my new Tamron lens, I was able to capture each of these scenes without having to mess around with extra lenses, extra weight, or extra time. I was able to fully devote myself to each moment, and my experience, and photographs, are better as a result.