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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Raw NEF files and WD’s MyBook

I take pictures in Nikon’s raw NEF format because I can use Photoshop Element’s raw importer to tweak the exposure, clarity, black level, etc.  But the NEF files are often 9 MB files and I have almost 3,000 of them and that’s just since May.  That came out to 22 […]

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 […]