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Nassau in July – 2004!

In 2004 I bought my first Canon Rebel 300D with 6mP with a 17-40mm f4 lens. It went on a cruise with us and performed well for the time. Based on today’s cameras, it had poor dynamic range; unable to record a bright sky and even mid-shadows at the same time. The original of this...

Indian Rocks Beach

In 2009 I was using a Canon Rebel 450D and had a Sony DSC-H7 as my pocket camera. We happened to have the Sony with us when we watched an amazing sunset from the beach on June 6th 2009 while in Florida for a High School reunion. The Sony did not do well in low...

Birds and Waves

This photo was taken 6 years ago today. On this trip I had another “pocket” camera, the Canon Power Shot S100. It had a nice range of 24 to 120 mm and was a fast f2 at wide angle, but a slow f5.9 at 120mm. It was challenging to get it to focus on moving...

California Coast Just North of Bixby Bridge

This is a three shot panorama captured using my finger as the pivot point! When most of the image is near infinity, you can get away with such sloppy technique!  Also since the waves were moving that would have added another level of complexity (ghosting), but by taking all three shots in about 1 second,...

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