Monday, June 30, 2008

Rio de Janiero, Brazil: Tourista

Here are some pictures from my recent trip to Brazil. These are taken with a Canon A-1 on Fuji Superia film. This initial post is of the traditional 'tourist' spots: Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf, Corcavado, and a few from a boat ride taken around the bay. I will post some other pictures later, that will be of a very different Brazil. See the rest of this series after the link:

Thanks for looking!

Tchau, obrigado! -Jon

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More images at the Sanders Farm

Here's a few edits from my shots at the Sanders Farm. I'll be getting some of the Grandfather Mountain images up in the next couple of days. Follow the link to the slideshow.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sulfur Springs, Tennessee

Here are some pictures taken during a recent trip to East Tennessee. Most of them are of the Sanders family farm in Sulfur Springs. My uncle was gracious enough to take us out around sunrise, and haul us up to a hill overlooking the farm. That's him in the first picture. See the slideshow:

These are taken by Jon with a Canon A-1, Fuji Superia film. Rachel took quite a few digital pictures here too, which she might post.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Super Light - Super Tight... first impressions of the Canon XSi

This is probably my first real run with the new Canon XSi. If you've used the older XTi or even the 40D this is an easy transition. I've yet to find anything that makes the extra $600 for the 40D worthwhile. But it's early so who knows. The first thing you'll notice is the XSi is surprisingly light. This makes it easy to use one handed when you're lugging around your camera bag... or a large strawberry slush from Sonic. Not to mention when you've got an added flash unit. You know... whatever. The smaller body makes some controls more manageable letting you make faster f-stop adjustments without endlessly searching with your thumb. Once I get a little more use with it I'll post more. My first overall impression - it's a nice addition to the Canon family and I just love it.