Inaugural Parade/Spiffy New Camera Photoblogging

10 comments March 12th, 2006at 11:25am Posted by Eli

Well, I wasn’t sure exactly how I was going to break in my new Nikon D200, when lo and behold, what should appear a few blocks away but a St. Patrick’s Day parade! I’m not really a big fan of parades, but they do present some decent photographic opportunities.

I’m very pleased with the camera overall. Picture quality is sharp, the camera does an excellent job with color (although the flesh tones could be a little warmer), the rapid-fire continuous shooting mode is impressive. I think even the black & white shots look a little better. Also, I love the USB 2.0, which lets me download the photos about four times faster.

Bored Perry High School drummer. Pretty sure they had to wait at least another hour after I passed them – no wonder she’s flipping me off.

Look out! The Daughters of Hibernia are escaping! They mean to gorge themselves on human flesh!

Some young Irish dancers preparing to perform. I am unfamiliar with this particular face-touching ritual – must be an Irish thing.

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Entry Filed under: Favorites,People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh


  • 1. Buckeye, Dealer of Rare Coins  |  March 12th, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    Look nice. But I think ‘warmth’ and skin tones in Pittsburgh won’t go together for a few months. It’s still winter!

    I’m still on the lookout for my first digital. Too many choices, not enough money to buy them al!

  • 2. Terry C, Coldplayer  |  March 12th, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    I’ve been banned from Eschaton.

    I didn’t do anything.

    Why are people like shoelimpy/annie and dith allowed on and I’ve been banned?

    Terry C, Coldplayer

    PS) Have Mozilla as a browser and never had trouble before!

  • 3. Eli  |  March 12th, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    I think a whole bunch of people have been caught in the crossfire of Atrios (presumably) trying to ban somebody. Woody and smalfish are banned as well, that we know of.

    Have you e-mailed Atrios?

  • 4. Lizzy  |  March 12th, 2006 at 5:52 pm


    Your pixs are great.

    Sorry to hear that Terry C has been banned.

  • 5. Terry C. Coldplayer  |  March 12th, 2006 at 7:26 pm


    I have e=mailed him several times.

    No answer.

    I’ve also posted on several Atriots’ blogs about this situation, hoping they’d know what was up.

    I can’t post on Eschaton but I can get on to read other posts. Some of the comments made about me are…er, interesting, to say the least.

  • 6. Ol' Froth  |  March 12th, 2006 at 8:49 pm

    I wound up shattering the display screen of my old Sony Cybershot, so I bought a D-50. Care to show me how to use it?

  • 7. Eli  |  March 12th, 2006 at 9:15 pm

    Terry – Based on some of Atrios’s comments, it sounds like you got caught in the crossfire. But he really emphatically didn’t want to talk about it.

    Froth – Sure, why not. How much detail you want?

  • 8. four legs good  |  March 12th, 2006 at 11:50 pm

    Holy shit!!

    You took pictures of people? what came over you?

    (nice, btw)

  • 9. Ol' Froth  |  March 13th, 2006 at 9:18 am

    well, I just got done reading the manual. Now, to go try it….

  • 10. Anonymous  |  March 13th, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    I just got a D50 for Valentine’s Day, and I love it. My cats, on the other hand, have been seen whispering together in small groups and I can only assume that they’re planning some “how can we get that #*%$*#@&^ camera into the bottom of the litter box?” atrocity.


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