Birthday weekend in Nassau – Bahamas

We had never been to the Caribbean before and figured that a birthday would be a wonderful excuse to make such a trip. There wasn’t much time to take photos but I snapped a few shots away. I was also getting used to the camera, learning its features and finding a convenient way to haul it around.

Here are some pictures taken during this visit to Nassau.
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Test shots with EOS Rebel XTi Camera

I purchased an entry level Canon DSLR, the EOS Rebel XTi with the kit 18-55 lens in July 08. After reading reviews and following forum discussions I opted for the Canon as opposed to an entry level Nikon.

I took some shots at our local state park using lessons learned from online tutorials as well as advise from friends deep into photography. I also used Aperture (Mac software) to edit / enhance the color and exposure in some of the pics.

Here are some shots from that session.
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Weekend trip to Mexico City

In August 08 we paid a visit to Mexico City. I always wanted to see the pyramids in Mexico and despite the short trip, we were able to squeeze in a tour of the Teotihuacan archaeological site where we saw the Avenue of the Dead, the Pyramid of the Sun, and the Pyramid of the Moon.

Here are some pictures from this vacation
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Vacation in Rio de Janeiro

We took a trip to Rio in December 08 and got to see some of Rio’s famous tourist detinations as well as experience the vibrant culture of the city. We got to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Tijuca Forest National Park, Copacabana Beach, Ipanema and Leblon beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain as well as several Brazillian steak houses.

Here are some pictures from the trip
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