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.
A [tag]USCG[/tag] Cutter cruises past the Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse just offshore from the Portland Head Light.
The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, aka the Bug Light, in the early morning light.
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.
Another spectacular view from Jockey’s Cap in Fryeburg, Maine.
A Great Blue Heron feeds in the marsh at Granite Point.
Snowy Egret feeding in the marsh at Granite Point.
Another Snowy Egret feeding in the marsh at Granite Point.