Some photos taken with the Rebel XTI

Sunrise over Casco Bay, Maine

Cooperative [tag]weather[/tag] greeted my wife and I on our first day out with the Canon [tag]Rebel XTI[/tag] camera Saturday. We witnessed a beautiful sunrise over Casco Bay at the Portland Head [tag]Lighthouse[/tag]. Although chilly and windy, the rise of the sun warmed our hearts and souls and marked a beautiful sun-splashed day ahead. Most of the photos taken Saturday were [tag]landscapes[/tag].

Sunday was cloudy and cool, and was not the best day for [tag]photography[/tag]. We decided to do some [tag]birding[/tag] with the camera, and although the lighting was awful, I did manage to pull off some good shots.

All [tag]photos[/tag] shown in this article can be seen in larger sizes in the Birding In Maine Photo Gallery.

All in all, we are very happy with the new camera, although it will take time to get used to the many functions, and more importantly, how to use them. When [tag]Adobe[/tag] updates the ACR in [tag]Photoshop[/tag] CS2 to recognize the Rebel XTI, I will shot my photos in RAW format and then post-process for the best images possible.

Enjoy the following photos and please comment by clicking the link at the end of this article.

Happy birding!

USCG Cutter passes Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse

A [tag]USCG[/tag] Cutter cruises past the Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse just offshore from the Portland Head Light.

 

Portland Bug Light

The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, aka the Bug Light, in the early morning light.

 

Mallard, Deering Park Portland, Maine

A mallard poses in the empty pond at Deering Park in [tag]Portland[/tag], [tag]Maine[/tag].

 

View from Jockey's Cap in Fryeburg, Maine

View from Jockey’s Cap in Fryeburg, Maine.

 

View from Jockey's Cap in Fryeburg, Maine

Another spectacular view from Jockey’s Cap in Fryeburg, Maine.

 

Great Blue Heron

A Great Blue Heron feeds in the marsh at Granite Point.

 

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret feeding in the marsh at Granite Point.

 

Snowy Egret

Another Snowy Egret feeding in the marsh at Granite Point.

2 thoughts on “Some photos taken with the Rebel XTI”

  1. John, your photos are awestriking. I’m in the market for the xti but have heard that the kit len is not up to par with the cameras capabilities. Your thoughts?
    -Thank you, Sal Fiore

  2. Sal;

    Thank you for your comments, they are greatly appreciated!

    The kit lens that comes with the Canon Rebel XTI is not bad at all. I use it for family photos and landscapes. I love it’s ability for portraits. The sharpness is pretty good for these purposes. The kit lens is not the lens that I take wildlife pictures with.

    For a sub $100 lens, it does the job fairly well. If you purchase the XTI, I would get the kit lens. Makes the re-sale value of the kit higher if you decide to sell in the future.

    John Briggs

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