I’ve uploaded the rest of my photos from Gnomedex 6 – you can see them all in this Flickr set.
I’m really, really loving my new Canon SD700 IS camera. It took some great shots this weekend – stuff that I’d never have been able to pull off with my old Nikons. Besides my famous “Best Photo of Gnomedex” (which made it to ValleyWag!), I got some pretty cool shots of the Experience Music Project, Space Needle, and Seattle Waterfront, too. Definitely no regrets on the camera – it’s been worth every penny so far. In a weird geek circular connection, it was Chris Pirillo who first recommended this camera to me.
I got a spare battery for it today, so I’ll always have one charged and ready. That’s one downside to going back to Canon’s ultracompact cameras – my Nikons used AAs, and I have some 2200mAH 15 minute rechargeable NiMH cells that have worked great. I wanted to stay away from proprietary and expensive (the Canon NB-5L battery is $60 retail, $42 from Amazon) batteries. But, I had to compromise somewhere.
I know a lot of the shots are “noisy”, from using the high ISO settings on the camera. I’m still getting a feel for the best balance, and how to best take a shot in low light. To me, noisy is better than completely blurry.
Check out the photos, and let me know what you think!