Home from the shelter and putting on the sprinklers to get the lawn going. Then I heard the faint sound of a hot air balloon. I pulled out the camera and affixed the longer range telephoto lens. Below are some pictures. Obviously I need some better lenses (macro and telephoto) but for a novice I am really liking my Sony a300.
First set were testing the zooming (I was using the manual focus ring)
Working on getting two focus points.