Shots from the San Mateo Coast
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My whole family chipped in for Christmas and bought me a Nikon D300 body, a serious upgrade from the trusty Nikon D70 I've been shooting with for four years. I sold the D70 and my reliable 24-120mm Nikkor lens and used the proceeds to upgrade to the newer version of that 24-120mm lens with Vibration Reduction. Today was my first chance to get out and try two out in earnest. I went out to the coast with my friends Bill Scull and Zane Paxton, who also invited along another wonderful photog named Mark Krauss. All three are more experienced photographers than me with much more expensive equipment! So it was a great opportunity to learn. It wasn't a great day for grabbing pictures (we'd hoped to shoot the Monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz, but they were decemated by recent storms). Nonetheless, we had a fun day on the coast and here are a few of the shots I grabbed.