Friday, May 22, 2009

"Time has stopped before us..."

I received my new DSLR today! I went with the Canon 40D and a Canon EFS 17-85mm lens. I am about to head out for Austin for Catherine's graduation, so as soon as I get back (or possibly while I am there) I will be sure to post some pictures.

Actually here is one picture I have of my newest model...Teddy. Off to Austin!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Kind of bored today, so I thought I would go back and work on a little project I had going during the semester.

It is almost entirely 100% original from Photoshop tools alone, except for a picture or two that I used from my library. Creating this was just something fun I had wanted to do, but never really had the time. Living back in the Houston area, right next to JSC, has really brought my space nerd back out. I had originally planned on putting together a whole solar system of planets and even mess with the space that Earth is in. 

Onto other news, my camera is now out of commission and I have heard a few bad things about the Rebel series from Canon. I went browsing yesterday (oh by the way, why doesn't Fry's have Nikon's???) and narrowed it down to four choices. Well, really three, the Canon EOS 40D, Nikon D90, and the Nikon D5000. The Canon 50D was on the list, but do I really need 15.1MP? Seems like a waste of and extra $500 to me. All come strapped with a CMOS sensor, but what really has been attracting me is the speed of the 40D. It shoots 6.5 frames per second while the two Nikon's are barley hitting 4 fps. Other than the speed the Nikon's seem like better Cameras to me, so I didnt know which route I want to take. 

Well, time to get started on some real work...