This past weekend I purchased a Nikon D3300 camera. I wanted a camera where I could play with aperture and shutter speed for a while, and with my upcoming Big Trip, I figured now was as good a time as any.

I went out and about with a friend the day after I purchased my new camera, then I set up a Flickr account where you will most likely see all the photos I upload to the internet. Here is a link to the Flickr album featuring the best photos from that first day of shooting. I did play with the settings I wanted to play with, and a surprising number of them turned out really well!

And for funsies, here is my favorite picture from yesterday: