The big trip is still on! It is still unbelievable to me at times. But, steady progress is being made in getting ready. One big concern, was what camera I would take. If you have followed me for a while, you know I shoot with a Canon Rebel xti. Within the first year (2009) I ended up with a bent pin, so I have been unable to change my storage card. Knowing that I shoot about 300 photos in one 2 hour baseball game - I knew 400 photo's would not be enough for this trip - so I had thought I would take my little Kodak.
I had been saving and saving to buy a new camera - but - my oldest son needed tires for his car - and well ... that is how it goes.
So my husband said, how about our middle son's camera. He shoots with a Nikon D3000. Why not take that one. So, I asked him (and told him I would get him a zoom lens in the bargain) and he said yes. So I will be taking his Nikon with his kit lens (18-55mm) and a zoom (50-200mm).
I have started practicing with the camera - it is really different - and really challenging. I am glad for the opportunity though - because I can compare a lot of things and really decide which system I like better.
The photo above was with the Nikon. I love the color of the grass as it blurred so nicely - but although it is a straight out of the camera shot - the colors are not true. I have to work on shooting in manual mode to figure out how to get a truer color.