Posts from November, 2005(2)

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Hike: Patapsco State Park, Maryland

Saturday, 5 November 2005

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I absolutely love poplar trees, so the Tall Poplar Trail in Patapsco State Park is one of my favorites. It was a great day for it too, with an exceptionally blue sky peppered (salted?) with fluffy white, cotton clouds. Perfection.

Patapsco State Park, Maryland
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Photos: Potomac Heritage Trail, Arlington

Friday, 4 November 2005

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So, I bought a new camera. I have been saving for this moment for a little less than three years, using a crappy 2 megapixel camera (Canon A60 — its actually a nice camera) while I bided my time.

It’s a Canon 20d, a 8.2-megapixel camera that captures images up to 3504 by 2336 pixel. It’s twice the camera of either of my old film cameras (Canon EOS Rebel X and a Canon AE-1) and four times the A60.

The lens I bought with it (well, separately, not part of a package) is just outstanding. It was recommended by the Director of Photography at my job, who said it was the best lens he’d ever seen for under $500. It’s a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di, and the clarity is just amazing. Love it.

Anyway, I took my new kit down to the Arlington side of the Potomac River, and took some snaps. I’m definately having some problems adapting to the camera’s exposure — I’ve been cheating with the A60’s preview screen for too long — but hopefully it will all come around.

Potomac Heritage Trail, Arlington
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