So I finally made my decision on a camera. I settled on the Canon EOS T1i (500D). So far I love it! I went to the “Rose Garden” down by NCSU and shot a little bit this afternoon after having to work all day (on a Saturday). This little guy came out pretty good, though upon reflection I should have stopped a little higher for a little more DoF. Live and learn I guess.
I had half-heartedly thought about submitting one of these to an online photo contest but ultimately I decided that I need a bit more experience before I take that step. That’s a post for another day, however.