An unexpected delight of blogging is the photography. Taking pictures, manipulating them in Photoshop, and then coding them into the blog, while time consuming, adds quite a bit of pleasure to the hobby. I’ve run the gamut of inexpensive point and shoots and quasi-SLRs in the last several years. There’s certainly benefits to these cameras, but what’s been lacking is having a tool that I can grow with.
This is the new Nikon D80 I brought home last week.
Officially, a “joint purchase” decision gone bad, I am completely delighted and intimidated. It’s a behemoth that should fit snugly in the new Ortlieb handlebar bag. If all goes well, improving my photography skills will help focus the blog refresh I plan on doing this winter once the rains get going.