Call me greedy, call me unsatisfied, but also call me ready for a true challenge. My Fuji Finepix S7000 has been a FANTASTIC addition to my cameras collection. I took many nice photos and I am looking forward to putting together a thread with my best of
images taken with my S7000. While I cannot say I mastered its capabilities - I have seen professional photos taken with the same camera, by others, but I am nowhere near that level - I felt ready to take the next big step. I had Canon Digital Rebel XT in mind, but my budget was below the price range, so I "compromised" and bought a Nikon D50 kit (shown below; image is courtesy of Nikon USA), which included an 18-55mm Nikor lens - I also bought a Nikor 70-300mm lens.
Following Flash's latest [excellent] photo thread is not an easy thing to do, nor I wanted to post these photos right after his, but they were pilling up and I was planning this thread since last week. Anyway, I think that the long introduction made you wonder whether the new camera was worth it. For one, you've seen many of my latest photos (mostly construction updates), so you be the judge. However, I have a few more photos to show you. Sit back and enjoy (I hope) another boring photo tour by Raleigh-NC. A visit to the museum is always necessary, so lets begin from that area, also known as the Centennial Plaza.
Two sides of the same coin. Fayetteville Street to the West...
... and Fayetteville Street to the East (this view is about to change significantly):
We are a filthy place :runaway:
And sometimes "gritty":
UFO's above Raleigh skies:
300mm in action... well, the lens is capable, but I probably stayed around 250mm:
Now, here is the part that I think y'all will appreciate the most. Angles never seen before in this forum!!! If you made it this far, it will be your reward for staying awake :lol: Several of these photos may be a little redundant, but believe me, this is nothing when comparing to the actual number of photos I took from these roofs (Bath Bldg and [New] Education Bldg).
Another disgusting structure, courtesy of North Carolina's State Government :bash:
This is Quorum Center from 3 days ago; today almost the entire North and East sides have windows :yes:
Gotta love those 300mm lenses:
A bit of Glenwood South:
I think this is enough for now. I will definitely post some more photos, but not until I have something more interesting to share.