Monthly Archives: May 2008

Link: Turn Your Point-and-Shoot into a Super-Camera

Check out this link from Lifehacker:

Turn Your Point-and-Shoot into a Super-Camera

Instructions and links for a firmware hack for many common Canon p-n-s cameras to give them advanced capabilities.  Looks non-destructive to boot (i.e. little chance of “bricking” your camera).  Usual caveats apply, of course, but I’d be interested to hear what the impact on image quality is from this hack.

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More Bassam Park


Originally uploaded by mjm1138.

Another shot that does a somewhat better job of capturing the type of scenery in the Bassam area. I shot with both the Nikon D70s and the Canon G9 on this trip, so I’m looking forward to getting the Canon shots off the camera and doing some comparing. After several weeks of shooting with the G9, it was nice to handle the Nikon again and feel in control. It’s a much bulkier camera obviously, but a much quicker and more natural shooter for me.

Bassam Park


Originally uploaded by mjm1138.

Sarah and I spent a lovely Memorial Day weekend staying at the Bassam Forest Service cabin just down the road from Buena Vista. If you live in Colorado (and probably elsewhere, but I don’t know), Forest Service cabins are a great way to get into the woods for a weekend without all of the fuss and planning involved in tent camping. Bassam Cabin ended up being lovely, and smack dab in the middle of a network of nice 4×4 trails and some of the most lovely scenery I’ve seen in Colorado.

Unfortunately the aspens didn’t have their leaves yet, so I ended up getting a lot of shots of dead-looking trees. Also took some shots for HDR processing which I’m hoping to get to in the next couple days. In my flickr stream there’s also a shot of maybe the biggest aspen I’ve ever seen. Bassam Park (the area where the cabin is) is definitely on my list of places to visit in the fall to catch the aspens turning.