Now that I have a real camera again, I've started a Picasa web album (part of the sprawling technoconglomeration by which Google will take over the earth). Yesterday we caught the tail end of the Fuel Systems PumpkinFest, my department's fall picnic thingy. We didn't get there til early evening, but I did get some shots off before we lost what little cloudy light there was left. My D80's kit lens, a 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, is great for framing, but doesn't stop up wide enough for shallow depth of field, so I bought a (relatively) cheap Nikkor fixed 50mm f/1.8 that both slurps up the available light and isolates subjects nicely. A little too nicely, as you can see in this shot where Sam's in focus but even Monica, who's only a foot more distant, isn't.
LJ's Scrapbook navigation/UI is a little cumbersome, and Picasa Web autogenerates code snippets that easily insert pics and links like this:
So I recommend Picasa Web. You can download individual pictures or whole albums at a shot.
Anyway, this will be a nice way to keep family and friends current in pictures.
Current Location: home
Current Mood: chipper