Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sold: Nikon D50 Body


Thanks to all who showed interest in purchasing it. Although I'm sad that I had to let this camera go in order to buy my new one. I'm looking forward to using my new camera. A nice shiny Nikon D300.

For Sale: Nikon D50 Body
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

The Nikon D50 is a 6.1 megapixel D-SLR camera. It is an excellent camera for someone upgrading from a point-and-shoot or looking for a second body for back-up.

The camera only has 6500 actuations out of a projected life of 50,000 and is just over one year old (Purchased in Sept. 2006). The sensor has recently been cleaned and produces magnificent pictures (See my flickr stream).

This was my first D-SLR and has taught me a lot about photography and is the reason why I have taken up photography as a serious hobby.

Also included in the sale:
- 2GB SD Memory Card
- Pocket Tripod
- Magic Lantern Guide - Nikon D50 (Book)
- Nikon D50 Digital Field Guide (Book)
- Photography Focus Guide - Nikon D50 (Book)

Here is a full review of the Nikon D50:

E-mail me for pricing and other details.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Photo Friday: Silence

Photo Friday: Silence
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

Please note that this will be my last post to this blog as I will be focusing on my Flickr account. Thanks to all who have visited me here since I started this ride and I hope to see you over at Flickr.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Photo Friday: The City

Photo Friday: The City
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

This is a building along Carroll Creek as seen from La Paz.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Photo Friday: Real Life

Photo Friday: Real Life
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

I was coming home from training and I was snapping some candid shots of people on the Metro. Ironically, as I took this picture, the song "The Metro" by Berlin started playing on my iPod.

This was my favorite shot of the day.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

You must bow to me! I am the Nerd King!

As I sit here in a Cisco Boot Camp this week, I visited another bloggers site (Thanks, Lee!) and saw that she took this great nerd test. I knew right away that I had to take the test to see how I would score.

My result is:

NerdTests.com says I'm a Nerd King.  What are you?  Click here!

If you take the test, please stop back and let me know how you did. I love these kind of tests.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Photo Friday: Comfort

Photo Friday: Comfort
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

This is probably more like the opposite of comfort based on her facial expression. Alice has a necklace and hat on, as well as being hugged. Her overall look is like "Help, get me out of here." All I can say is that she is well loved.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Photo Friday: The Beach

Photo Friday -- The Beach
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

Took this from a pier on Waikiki Beach near my hotel.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Photo Friday: Fantasy

Photo Friday -- Fantasy
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

Played around with Split Toning in Lightroom to come up with this one.

You can see more pictures for the topic 'Fantasy' at Photo Friday.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Photo Friday: Insignificant

Photo Friday: Insignificant
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

What is more insignificant than garbage?

Here are some paint cans that are ready for trash night.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Photo Friday: Unfinished

Photo Friday: Unfinished
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

This was the last week of summer for the boys before school starts next week. They were very invested in their Fisher Price GeoTrax train set this week. They called me out of my office to look at the "huge mountain" that they built out of the tracks.

As I was editing the picture, I saw this weeks Photo Friday topic was "unfinished." It all fell together and here is my entry this week.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Photo Friday: Old

Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

This is a house in my neighborhood that people really do live in. They obviously do not use the front door often.

The house is circa 1870.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Breakfast time

Yellowjacket and unknown bug
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

This morning, we had a bunch of ants and a yellowjacket eating some unknown bug on one of our sidewalk pavers in our backyard.

I thought it was very cool seeing a bee in action while eating. I cannot remember ever seeing this. Although I only got a few shots off that came out, I enjoyed the experience.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

First Published Photo

Well, not much has happened since my last post.

We've been installing some new kitchen cabinets, waiting for new kitchen countertops, studying for my Cisco certification exam, getting ready for school to start, and got a photo published in an online travel guide.

WHAT! Did I just say that? Yup! I was contacted by Schmap Baltimore for a photo that I had on my Flickr photostream. It was taken at the Holocaust Memorial at the Inner Harbor. The direct link to the website where it is located is:

Hopefully, I'll be posting more frequently once things calm down here in the next month.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Photo Friday: Vacation

Edinboro Landscape
Originally uploaded by louhamilton23.

We went to Edinboro, PA for a few days as part of our vacation. We dropped the boys off at Cathie's parents for about a week and a half. The boys loved the country and all the adventures they experienced with Granny and Poppa. While there, we were able to visit our all time favorite diner, Taki's. As well as get a ride on Cathie's dad's new Honda Goldwing trike. Cathie was also able to visit the Edinboro University book store and get some swag to wear. She loves her new Boro baseball cap.

While the boys were away and we were back in Maryland, Cathie and I had our hardwood floors refinished. We also got a chance to slip away to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC and many, many places to eat. Our last day allowed us to visit the Johns Hopkins book store to get some JHU things. All this in preparation of her finishing her Autism certificate in just 9 more classes. YEAH! Go Cathie!

If you get a chance, you must try The Melting Pot. The experience is awesome! From the Cheese fondue appetizer, to the salad, to the entree, and finally the chocolate fondue dessert, nothing was disappointing. It is our new favorite place to go and cannot wait for the next occasion to go back.

The boys came back today with Cathie's parents. So, we are all happy to be back together.

Saturday, July 07, 2007


Well, this is a day that only occurs once every 100 years.

So, what did I do to celebrate it. I walked around downtown with my boys and took some pictures to upload to the Flickr group dedicated to this day. The group is hoping to put together a book of photographs where all proceeds will go to UNICEF. Looks like a good cause. I'm excited.

It was a great day. We started with a mid-morning snack at the local bagel shop and them went to the library. We relaxed in the pool and finished the day with a nice dinner out. Tomorrow will be more relaxation by the pool and not much more.

What did you do today?