Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Camera

After years of longing, I have finally joined the ranks of DSLR owners. Rita granted my wish this past week by buying me a Canon Digital Rebel XSi. This camera is so much better than our previous camera that I have been drooling on it.Here is a sample picture:

It's not the best picture ever, but it was a simple point-and-click using the standard equipment. An upgraded lens and flash, plus some post-processing, would make it even better.

One of my goals is to use the camera for astrophotography. My first attempt was to get a picture of Comet Lulin. On Friday night Todd, Kenna, and I drove to rural Syracuse to do some stargazing. We were able to get a good view of the comet in my telescope, but none of my pictures turned out well at all. Hopefully with practice I will get better.

8 comments:

Deanna Quinton Larson said...

Nice choice! I won't shoot with anything but Canon!

Russ said...

That XSi is so awesome. I'm jealous.

Good luck with the astrophotography. I'm amazed at the shots amateurs are able to get (as in, they look like they were taken by the Hubble), but the small amount I've read on the subject, it appears to be very difficult, and can be very expensive (depending on what you're trying to photograph).

Debbie said...

Lucky you! Have fun. Can't wait to see some of your cool pics.

Scott said...

Wow! Congratulations. Now you have the equipment to make your visit to Peru a photographic adventure. I know a place, about 45 minutes from Tarma, that has full view of the southern sky; it has no light or air pollution; it has no clouds from April through September; and at 13,500 feet above sea level, you can get crystal clear images.

Beverly said...

That's wonderful. Now you can take and upload lots of pictures of your beautiful children.

Jo Jo`s blog said...

It's an awesome camera! ( And an awesome me. :-D)

Jenny said...

What a nice Camera! Look forward to seeing your great photos.

Erin said...

Conrats, Brent. Condolences, Rita. ;) I'm definitely excited to see some of your astrophotography.