I've busted out the camera again, and hopefully this time around I'll come up with some really great photos.. maybe. I almost always have the darn thing with me, it's just that I feel like I've run out of things to take pictures of – everything seems too ordinary and not worth preserving an image of.
So yesterday I modified my camera a bit (using the awesome CHDK firmware) to enable a few features and give me some more toys to play with. I'm now able to capture images in RAW format, giving me a lot more freedom to edit and play with the pictures than I ever could before. I can also write and run scripts that can automatically change camera settings, and take numerous pictures. This leads to my next project – High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography.
I know that people have mixed feelings about HDR images (sometimes fake, oversaturated, cartoony, or just bad looking), but I've seen many incredible pictures (a few by spudart) that have piqued my interest.
I'm using a tripod that's older than me.