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Road Trip!

Skyline ArchJust got back from our spring vacation.

Ginny and I took a road trip out west. We visited Rocky Mountian National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park (see the pattern?), and Salt Lake City (which is not a national park … we just wanted to visit Ginny’s family).

Of course I took lots of pictures … you can check ’em out at

Photo safari

Ginny and I went on a small photo safari today. We went over to the Chicago Botanic Garden to see what there was to see.

It wasn’t very colorful … but pretty, in a stark kind of way.

I took some pictures … not a lot. Need to get out of the habit of trying to conserve shots. I can always erase what I don’t like.

I haven’t played around with the pictures yet … but you an see the raw results here:

Getting a new digital camera today

I’ve finally decided to get a new digital camera today … I’ve looked at a number of them and decided that the Cannon Digital Rebel is the right camera for me.

Canon EOS 6.3MP Digital Rebel Camera with Lens 18-55MM Lens

It’s got all the features I want … good zoom, high resolution, solid feel, etc. The only draw back is that it’s pretty expensive. Well, relatively speaking. It’s $999 retail. And that’s pretty much what it will cost.

I’m going to sell my current Nikon N80 … I like the features, but the pictures always turn out flat. I think Cannon makes better lenses. I always got good pictures out of my Cannon Photura (a PHD camera).

My friend Steve recently got one and likes it a lot. I was dubious of buying such an expensive digital camera, but once I got to play around with it, I decided it was pretty good.
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