(Thanks to those of you who commented and helped me figure out between the confusing options out there for DSLR cameras!)
But, when I went down to Eugene this weekend (100 or so miles south of where I live in Portland) to visit some friends, I brought the new camera and played around.
I was still doing without a flash... so had to hold very still.
But when I did a good job of not moving, the pictures look so pretty!!!
Checking out some scenic viewpoints around town (there are many... lots of hills and buttes and such!):
And, stopping at a rest area on the drive home...
It was a rain/sun/rain/sun/etc. kind of weekend in Oregon. Hope you had a good one!
And, feel free to give me camera/photography tips whenever you like ;)