New Camera

July 3, 2002: My new camera arrives.  It is a Minolta Dimage 7i.  These are the first pictures taken with the new camera.  So far, I am pretty happy with the camera.  The autofocus seems to lock onto the wrong depth more often than my last camera, but that's what manual focus is for.  I've also had more problems with contrast than I did with my old Nikon.  Overall I am happy with the Minolta 'tho.

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PICT0001: The first picture is of my two pups, of course!  Buddy and Harley!

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PICT0002: Sponge and Shammy again.

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PICT0003: This is my truck.  1997 Ford F-150 XLT, 4x4, off road package.  I've owned this truck since April, 2002.  It is great for transporting dogs and driving on rough roads.

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PICT0004: That night, we ate dinner in Chili's.  I took a couple shots of some neon signs.

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PICT0006: A picture of the tripod I'd like to buy.

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PICT0026: An indoor night-time flashless picture of buddy.  I turned the ISO setting up to 800 for this picture and if you look closely you can see the resulting noise in the picture.

July 4, 2002:

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PICT0032: Playing with filters.  A closeup of Buddy.

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PICT0033: Playing with filters; a closeup of Harley.

 

That night, we watched fireworks from Marymoor park in Redmond, WA.  The weather was cloudy and rainy, but the clouds cleared out for the fireworks display.  Buddy and Harley didn't know what to make of the fireworks...they were a little freaked out.  I didn't have a tripod or remote control for my camera, but I decided I'd try to take some pictures of fireworks anyway.  

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PICT0072: A picture of the dogs in Marymoor park after the fireworks show completed.