I’ve just spent quite a while going through my photo collection and pulling out the pictures that I like most. I’ve put these into a new photo set I’m going to call Personal Favorites and will update it as new photos are shot (they’ll be put into the front of the set). You’ll notice that quite a few of these are not in any of the previous sets I’ve put up. Please keep in mind that all of the photos in the set were taken with a Canon PowerShot S30, which I’ve had for three years now!
On a related note, I’ve decided that I’m going to get a digital SLR as soon as I can — I’ve put it off for way too long. They’ve really started to come down in price and I have my eye on two models in particular, the Canon EOS 10D Digital and the Canon EOS Digital Rebel (300D) (now available with an all-black body). As far as I’m concerned, the main difference between the two is price. The 10D and the Rebel have the same CMOS sensor and essentially have the same firmware, but the Rebel’s is slightly crippled (though you can get back some of the functionality through a firmware ‘hack’). The Rebel ships with a lens, but the 10D does not (and the lens I want is ~$450!). The best part about the Rebel is that it takes the same lenses as all of the higher-end Canon SLRs (Canon’s EF lens lineup; I think there are now more than 50 available lenses). So, the way I see it, if I were to get the much cheaper Rebel (when you take the included lens into account) and then outfit it over time with the lenses that I want, those lenses would work on any future [Canon] SLR that I might get. Seems like an easy choice if you ask me, but if you feel that there’s something I’m missing here please let me know.