I decided to do some hiking and exploring today to celebrate the New Year. One of my favorite things about living where I do is that even though I live in the city, after a short 10 minute drive I can get lost in nature. It was a bit drizzly and muddy, but totally worth it. I decided to bring along our point and shoot camera and play around with the settings. A friend of mine is loaning me his DSLR for the week, which could prove very dangerous for my bank account. I may fall in love. We'll see. So, I guess you could consider these a "before" digital photos. I plan on taking the DSLR on a hike on Sunday. We'll see how they compare.