Sooooo, I broke down before Christmas and picked up a new digital SLR that I had been eyeing. Frankly, its a bit intimidating, because I haven't shot with an SLR in over three years. I've been enjoying the spontaneity of my little sub-compact camera, which I am in the habit of carrying EVERYWHERE. Nevertheless, I am trying to improve my people photography skills, and for that, I really want the power and speed of an SLR. (Of course, I will still continue to carry the small camera as well.)
I took shot #1 in Michigan on Christmas Eve. And, of course, it was out of focus. Sigh. But overall, I'm pleased with the nimbleness of the camera. Now I have to learn what all those buttons do :) Keep in mind that my last SLR was a manual Nikon that I bought in college...it served me well, but boy was it simple!