2006-12-21 - Natural Decoration

I've decided the bottlebrush tree is the perfect plant for Christmas - it is self-decorating! I took this photo a while ago to test my teleconverter at full zoom. It's no macro but it can be very handy.

Christmas has come a bit early for me today - I just received a new LCD monitor! For the last several months, my faithful 17" LCD has been slowly dying - working for a day or two and then refusing to turn on for a week or more after that. In the downtime I had to use an ancient 15" CRT monitor, which isn't good for photo editing (at least that's my excuse for any recent shots that look poorly edited!). I found it hard to decide on a monitor but I think all the research has paid off - photos look amazing and the 21" widescreen is great for Photoshop!