It's off to Kings Park this morning. I have walked Kings Park multiple times before, one of which I blogged about, another where I just passed through and other times not blogged about in which I showed visitors the spectacular views from the Botanic Gardens (a must do when in Perth). Despite all of these visits I have only thoroughly explored the eastern side of Kings Park, but I guess this makes sense as the eastern side is where the Botanic Gardens lie and hence the majority of the attractions. Today I am going to make my way over to the western side of Kings Park to visit the Synergy Parklands and explore paths through the bushland I am yet to tread.
There is however and ulterior motive for visiting Kings Park today ... I need to purchase a bag ... a bag for my brand new Nikon DSLR camera! Yep that's right, I have finally had enough of taking pictures with my iPhone and so decided to upgrade. I was sick of using the iPhone as a camera for documenting my walks as every time I took a picture the GPS tracking app, which I use to track my walks, would be interrupted. I think it's because the iPhone geotags each picture (which is great as I know the exact spot I snapped it), hence using the GPS and stuffing up anything else that is using the GPS, like a tracking app. Apart from that, I shouldn't have to worry about the battery on my iPhone as much and the quality of the pictures should be a lot better, I hope. I'm not the best photographer (as you may have noticed) but I hope I can improve with practice and a better camera.
I purchased a Nikon D5300 with an 18-140mm lens from Kogan.com. Why did I get this camera? Basically as it is the only camera on the market with a built in GPS. Therefore, I can geotag each picture to know exactly where I took it. That's it, I hardly even looked into the specs. Nikon is a good brand, I have used their microscopes, so I assume it's a good camera. The reviews I read where glowing, so fingers crossed.
Ok, that's enough about cameras. I did actually take a walk around Kings Park before venturing into the adjoining Perth CBD shopping district to buy a camera bag. By the way, the pictures in today's blog are still from the iPhone as I am yet to receive the new camera. Yep, that's right, I am buying a bag for a camera I don't even have yet. Think I might be a little excited about it.
My walk today starts at the Esplanade Train Station and heads west along Mounts Bay Road to the ominous Jacobs Ladder entrance to Kings Park.