From Miami Beach

Had a wonderful vacation, some well needed downtime/R&R.  Lots of beach/eating/sleeping and not much else 🙂  Not a lot of photography either, but a few interesting shots.  First were the *enormous* iguanas that were roaming the pool area by my family’s condo.  Seriously these things were huge… just kind of strolling around like they owned the place

A quick shot from the balcony of the hotel we went to for the evening of the 4th…

(this was shot at iso3200… I am absolutely floored by how clean and detailed the 5d is at 3200.  it is light years ahead of any crop-sensor camera I have used)

Finally one evening we had a spectacular lightning storm… the view over the ocean and the bay was fantastic as we watched the lighting move across into downtown Miami

(yes the second one is a bit blurry as I didn’t have a tripod, but the bolt was so cool it was hard to pass up)

Finally a few random snaps from here and there (along with the above, couldn’t figure out how to separate them out!)

on vacation…

just a quick post… on vacation right now in Miami Beach visiting family.  Minimalist camera gear – 5d, 24-105, 50/1.8 and the G9 for snapshots 🙂

Just a few snapshots – no cable to upload them, but we saw the biggest iguanas I’ve ever seen in my life.  Seriously these things were huge – had to be about 5′ head to tail.  Just strolling around the pool at my relatives condo… Got a few shots with the G9.  what a trip.   

back this coming Wednesday, a real post when I get back!

F/1.0 turns 1!

well, officially not till tomorrow – but I’m going to be out of town, so we’ll celebrate a day early!

1 year ago today, I embarked on this strange experiment of “blogging” that all the kids are doing nowadays.   And I kind of like it.  I know I’ve broken pretty much all the rules of writing a “proper” blog (particularly not posting on a regular schedule), but cut me some slack, I’m still a n00b.

As such, my primary resolution for this blog for the upcoming year is to maintain a regular 3x/week posting schedule – probably sun/tue/thur.  We’ll see how it goes!

Also, since it’s only been recently that I’ve started to get any kind of real traffic, I’m going to be reposting some of my earlier articles, for those new to the blog who may have missed them.

A big thanks to all my readers and commenters, and I’m looking forward to another great year!