Sibrich asked about the photos in the banner and here are little descriptions of each exposure:
1) Bryce Canyon in May, 2000. Mrs. D makes an appearance on the trail as we make our way back up to the canyon rim. Regrettably, I don't remember the name of the trail. I guess it is time for another Bryce Canyon trip!
2) Also Bryce Canyon in 2000. Your basic wide angle shot of the canyon from the rim. Hardest part about a shot like this is to keep all of our fellow tourists out of the frame.
3) A view to the south from our basement door after a snowfall. I don't know why I put this one in the banner as it isn't my favorite shot or even in the top 10,000 (if I have taken that many frames). I reserve the right to change this banner at any time without prior warning.
4 & 5) Sunset from the dining room window about 2 weeks ago. I wanted to experiment with the "rule of thirds" which suggests that you typically want to place the horizon either 1/3 or 2/3 of the way down the frame. I sort of missed on that second one. Mrs. D says that they're very similar and I again reserve to the right to modify them at any time. Which of the two do you prefer and why?
Tomorrow is my first day on the new job. I feel both excited and nervous. I attended the company party on Friday and was happy to find that most of the employees were a bit more mature, unpretentious, and down-to-earth than at my former employer.
My new team also invited me out to lunch with them a couple of weeks ago and took me out for sushi. I am not particularly fond of sushi but thought better of revealing that fact given the circumstances. I had the same impression at lunch--that they are more mature, though they don't take themselves too seriously. Next week I'll have the juicy first impressions from actual on-the-job experience.