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At first glance this may seem like a good photo. While it’s not particularly a bad one, there are some things that went wrong and are only visible in the details below the photo. The first thing to notice is that the lens was a 100mm macro lens intended to be used for very up-close details. However, should you find yourself without a zoom and wanting to take photos from a distance (say outside of the arena, instead of inside) the next best thing to use is your macro lens. What happens is you lose quality in the editing because in order to zoom in on just the piece you want to frame, you have to lose a lot of the outside pixels. (Check out the example below to see how much was trimmed)

Next is the ISO. I had been taking photos the night before and set ISO to 400. In bright, sunny daylight, it could easily have been at 100. To learn more about ISO check out wikipedia or this article by digicamhelp.

Location: Springville, California (The Springville Rodeo)
Taken: 25 April 2010 at 2:57 p.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon 100mm
EXIF: ISO 400; 1/1600 sec at f/7.1

I joined others from the hiking club on a nice hike in the Kern Canyon this morning. We did just 5 miles of the Mill Creek Road trail. Actually we just did 2.5 miles in to the Indian grounds and then hiked the 2.5 miles out.

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Location: Kern Canyon, Mills Creek Trail (CA)
Taken: 18 April 2009 at 9:04 a.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm
EXIF: ISO 100; 1/125 sec at f/7.1

It’s Friday. Have a super weekend everybody.

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Location: Bakersfield, California (Brekenridge Road)
Taken: 15 April 2009 at 2:36 p.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon 50mm
EXIF: ISO 100; 1/250 sec at f/9

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Here’s a photo for today to celebrate my youngest sister’s birthday.

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Inauguration Day

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Location: Near the California-Nevada border
Taken: 12 December 2008 at 11:09 a.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm
EXIF: ISO 100; 1/125 sec at f/11