I decided for several reasons to leave the “big” camera (a new Canon 30D) behind on the recent trip to France – and shot the whole trip using my trusty Canon Powershot S500.
A day or two into the trip, I decided I wanted to get acquainted with the manual mode capabilities of the S500 – I’d never paid any attention to manual mode before. I’d brought along one of my PowerBooks to be able to offload images to – and also brought the PDF of the S500 manual. As a result most of the Flickr sets have pictures taken in the S500’s manual mode – which I learned to really enjoy!
There’s a whole book yet to be written about using these little Canon beauties in their manual modes!