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The Nikon D300s came in

So after months of waiting, I finally got a Nikon D300s with the updated 18-200mm VR lens. I was originally planning on getting a Nikon D90 which would have been a fine upgrade from my existing D60.  But Lily intervened and pointed out that getting a D90 now and possibly repeating this in a year […]

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Washington DC trip

Going to Washington DC this year was quite an experience. Here’s what I learned. 1. The Acela is more expensive and only saves about 30 minutes. But it’s worth it, the Acela is roomier and more comfortable. We took the Acela on the way there, but on the way home we took the regional. Not […]

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What I am looking for in a new camera kit

See what you can shoot with the Nikon D60? I took this photo at an aircraft museum. You can see a bigger version of the plane here on Flickr. I have had the Nikon D60 for more than a year now and it’s been great fun.  Last I looked, the shutter count was around 17,000 […]

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Oh. That many pictures.

Today is slow and almost all of our shopping is done. So I am going through my photos this evening and notices something. I purchased my Nikon D60 in May 2008 and have been using Photoshop Elements since then. My external 1TB WorldBook is where I keep my photos and PSE keeps a tally of […]

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Flash diffusers

I don’t (yet) own a flash so from time to time I use the built in pop-up flash.  This produces harsh light so I picked up the Puffer by Gary Fong.  It’s a diffuser that softens up the flash and I’ve been thinking of getting is for a week or two. Here is an example […]

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Nikon D60 and auto ISO

I got to learn about a useful DSLR feature called auto ISO. A friend brought in his mint Nikon D90 and let me play with it. He had on the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 HSM macro lens and I was really impressed.  It’s not a D700 but for someone like me it’s really good.  Low noise […]

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Ken Rockwell likes the Nikon D90

Ken Rockwell reviews the Nikon D90 and likes it.  I have the D60 and I’m thinking of trading mine in. It’s faster and I’d be able to use non AF-S lenses…

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Went to the American Air Power Museum today

Lily went to the U.S. Open today with our son, so I took the girl to the American Air Power Museum.  She had fun and I took some good pictures.  I’ve just made this one my desktop image. It came out much better that I thought it would.  The P-51 Glamorous Gal was not able […]

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Geotagging on Flickr with loc.alize.us

Since the Disney trip, I’ve been playing around with the camera more than ever.  Marking your photos with geographical location info is cool and I’m thinking of getting a GPS fob/software combination. In my searching I located this discussion on Flickr.  It’s a bookmarklet (that is NOT a word) that lets you easily insert map […]

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Disney and digital photography

The whole family came back from Disney World Wednesday and here are some of my notes for the pictures I took. From Thursday the 26th to Wednesday the 2nd I took 1,600+ pictures with my Nikon D60. What I have been doing since I got back is going through each vacation day and selecting photos […]

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