The ramblings of Paul Higginbottom, a.k.a., bitkahuna



If you loved the Apollo space program, get this

[amazonify]B003NOGNPQ:right[/amazonify][amazonify]B000XJ5TPE:right[/amazonify]Last night I watched In The Shadow Of The Moon, with some of the surviving astronauts, telling, in their own words, what the Apollo program and moon landings were like, interspersed with tons of footage of the events themselves. It… Continue Reading →

Canon 40D for sale (excellent condition)

Moving on to a different camera, so want to sell my wonderful 40D. Includes extra batteries (4 total!), a handy hand strap, original box, all cables, cards, discs, etc. $700+shipping. contact bit_kahuna AT yahoo DOT com if interested! thanks.

Passionate About Pizza book

A good friend of mine, Curtis Ide, is passionate about pizza! Specifically, making great pizza at home. He’s so passionate in fact that he’s written a book about it with all the details, great pictures, and of course, lots of… Continue Reading →

Great Canon 40D shots without computer processing

OK – call me lazy. Tell me I’m not getting the full benefit of my Canon 40D digital SLR camera. Yes I know about RAW files, curves, unsharpening, HDR, etc. But sometimes, well, most of the time, I just want… Continue Reading →

Really good article on aperture effect on landscape shots

I thought this article was very interesting and although my DSLR (40D) isn’t full frame, I still think I can apply some of what it shows… (in a nutshell, don’t use f/4 for landscapes!): http://www.gdanmitchell.com/2007/04/12/sharpness-and-aperture-selection-on-full-frame-dslrs

New Canon XSi (450D) – great camera!

[amazonify]B0012YA85A:right[/amazonify] Canon’s ‘digital rebel’ line is about to evolve once more with the new Canon XSi (or 450D as it is known in some parts of the world). Just as the XTi leapfrogged in some ways the semi-pro 20D/30D with… Continue Reading →

Canon 40D reviews

[amazonify]B000V5P90K:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify]I’ve had my Canon 40D digital SLR camera now for a few months and really like it. Some photographers are very much into the computer editing of photo, but I’d rather get usable or near usable images right out of… Continue Reading →

Sigma DP1 – a very intriguing new digital camera

[amazonify]B0013DCOZC:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify]It’s not an SLR, but it’s got a decent sensor, an excellent lens, and so it takes great pictures. Carl Rytterfalk’s initial impressions are available here. You can click on his small samples there to see full size versions. Beautiful… Continue Reading →

Digital cameras are still in the early days

[amazonify]B000V5P90K:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify]I recently bought a Canon 40D digital SLR camera. “SLR” stands for single lens reflex and basically means you can change lenses. SLRs are also more robustly made and definitely don’t fit in a pocket like regular ‘point and shoot’… Continue Reading →

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