Today was such a nice day; the sun came out (it’s been rainy for weeks), the temperature rose (mid 70′s!), and I found myself with some time to do something creative. I haven’t had my camera out since before Christmas, so I came up with a little plan for myself. I’m going to try to take at least one picture a day. Hopefully there will be one interesting picture each day, but a picture there will be nonetheless. We’ll see how long I can stick with it. So for today’s photo, I went into the woods behind my house and started shooting in black and white. This is something I never do – I figure why not shoot in color, then convert to b&w in photoshop? But I realized I am shooting myself in the foot by trying to preserve the color – I can be more creative if I’m doing something different. Anyway, it occurred to me that the EOS 450D, when in RAW+JPG mode, captures the color in the raw anyway. Bonus!