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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV. Unfortunately the slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Greatest Show on Earth

Some friends had tickets to the circus they were unable to use and offered them to us. It was interesting since I am still getting used to the new camera. The rules prohibited lenses greater than three inches, although many people managed to bring them in. I wish I had my 50-200, but I made do with what I had with me. A few things I have immediately noticed about the K20 over the K100-better performance in low light. I can really crank up the ISO. This will take some time to get used to and experiment with. Then there is the beauty of going from 6mp to 14.6 mp. The detail is amazing and makes cropped shots look so much nicer. The only drawback I am finding so far is the complexity of the shooting modes and customization menu. I have yet to figure them all out and to get comfortable finding the right settings for my needs. I am sure in the future I will love having so many options, but right now I find them a bit overwhelming.

Ladies and gentlemen..."Zing, Zang, Zoom!"



Saturday, August 28, 2010

Elephant Brunch

I took Miss N to the Elephant Brunch at  a local park. The circus is in town and they always do an elephant walk down Main Street. This year Kroger donated all of the fruits and veggies for the elephants. Five amazing African elephants dined on lettuce, apples, bananas and watermelon just feet from where we were standing. Some circus clowns entertained the crowd while a trainer took questions from the kids. We really enjoyed the beautiful day and picnicking with the pachyderms.







Monday, August 16, 2010

Macro Monday

This one's for Dayna. =) A young spicebush swallowtail caterpillar. 

Getting to know the new K20D

Took the new K20D for its inaugural trip around the UK Arboretum. :D I wasn't so much focused on comps. as I was on learning where all the buttons/bells and whistles are. I also got a feel for the different camera settings and operation modes. There will be a learning curve for sure, but I am really happy with this camera so far.

That one was a happy accident. ;)





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