335/365 - A New Camera

date October 20, 2010 location Barrington, IL

Today. I did it! I finally pulled the trigger on a new camera, and this here is my friend Boo trying to take it from me. Boo is a 5 month old pomeranian, and as you can see, he is just a little bit cute. Boo and I have been planning on getting a new camera for some time now. I knew we needed an upgrade, but I wanted to wait for Nikon's latest. Unfortunately, that camera is the Nikon D7000 and it isn't shipping from most stores until mid november and that just wouldn't cut it for Boo and I. After all, I have been getting really serious with this photography thing, and Boo is still teething so he needs the finest camera strap that Nikon makes. Most importantly is the fact that I had ben planning a road trip for mid-october and I needed the new camera for it. We decided to go a step beyond the D7000 (a couple steps, really) and get the D700 (Nikon needs to work on their naming, I know.). I have had many hobbies over the years, and not until now have I been able to really make a huge financial investment in one of them. One great thing about photography as a hobby is that you produce a tangible elment - photos - which you will have forever. You can't say that about a musical instrument, sports, knitting, or crack. That combined with the fact that I really enjoy taking pictures, and I am an extreme tech junkie made getting this camera the right decision for me. So that leads me to...

The Trip
I just returned from a 10 day excursion that covered 7 US states (Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota) and 3 Canadian Provinces (Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Colombia - not to be confused with South American Colombia). Those of you that are my facebook friends may have already seen a taste of what is to come here on project 365. SIDE NOTE: friend me on facebook, I promise I won't spam you with annoying fan page requests or event invites. I won't drop any huge four square or farmville deuces all over your news feed either. Anyways, I am still in awe over some of the amazing things that I saw on this trip, and I can't wait to share them with you here on project 365. Stay tuned to the blog over the course of the coming weeks. It's gonna be AWESOME!

Boo trying to steal my new Nikon D700.View Exif InformationView on Map

Boo trying to steal my new Nikon D700.