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Monthly Archives: September 2010

I am not a fan of compact cameras (to include the four-thirds format), and would choose an SLR over a compact for essentially any intended purpose.  Nonetheless, I am impressed with the initial specifications regarding the Canon PowerShot SX30IS.  For how much longer will the 35mm/APS format will reign supreme as realm of the most capable single-lens reflex cameras?  My initial response is:  For as long as compact cameras incorporate smaller sensors that are resultantly more susceptible to the effects of diffraction than our their larger 35mm/APS cousins.  Nonetheless, things continue to become more and more interesting for photogs.

I am not inherently drawn prairie.  Nonetheless, having now lived in Minnesota for more than a decade, I have begun to develop an interest in experiencing and photographing this biome.  I had my first chance to do so while camping this weekend at Minneopa State Park.  The weather was cool and breezy, with sufficient cloud cover to prevent the sun from relentlessly beating down upon my head.  It was a lovely experience, to include an opportunity to see the Minnesota River up close.