New camera, photo gallery, and style

Can you feel that, devoted readers?  It’s the sweet, sweet gravy train of progress!  That’s right, this site is on the fast track to blogging success, and you’re coming along on this wild and crazy ride.  I have two exciting tidbits to share: the first is that I got a new camera!  After much careful research, I decided to go with the Canon Rebel XSi DSLR.  But why should you care?  Well, it means that you should be expecting some much higher quality dining and food shots in the near future, that’s why.

Also, possibly even more exciting (for you, anyway), I’ve added a photo gallery feature to the blog.  As you can see across the top of the page, there is now a new link to “Photos”, which brings you to a page where you can browse all my dining adventures in style.  Also new is that little area in the sidebar to the right that displays four random new photos whenever I update my Flickr.  Stylish is my middle name.

[Note: this means that if you’re reading this in an RSS reader or in an email, you’ll simply have to come to the site to check out the new features!]

To celebrate the arrival of my new camera, I took pictures of my favorite food- and drink-related items around my house.  You can view the whole gallery in the brand-spanking new Photos page, but I’ll leave you with a few nuggets to whet your visual appetite.

Lastly, I’ve been debating about what size to display my photos in the gallery.  Currently, they’re somewhat small on my screen at about 500 pixels wide.  I would really appreciate it if you all could leave some comments about whether you would like to see the photos in the gallery pop up bigger and at a higher resolution, or whether they’re fine as they are.

And now, please enjoy the culinary wonders of the Ramadan household:

Mark posted this on July 10, 2008 and is filed under Manningham's Jabs.

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