Your Current Camera is Good Enough

Today, as the airwaves and newspapers are flooded with ads, I wanted to share a photo taken eight years ago in November, 2005.  It's one of my favorite Autumn scenes that came at the end of a long quiet hike on a wooded trail in Caumsett State Park. 

The camera I used to capture it was a six megapixel Canon 10D that now retails for about $100.  It didn't have Live View, or a swivel out screen. There was no built in HDR or video mode. Yet, as you can see, it was absolutely capable of recording details in the shadow of the tree, and the brilliant colors of the foliage with wonderful clarity in the lake's reflection. 

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This Black Friday, don't let the camera stores trick you into thinking a more expensive camera will translate into better photos.