I added a couple days to last weekend's 3 and took a mini-vacation to southern California where I hung out by the beach. In the mornings (before the sun came out) I chased some birds along the shore. And shot some artsy still subjects too. As well as the ubiquitous California flora. Did I mention the beach? But the very best part was, on Monday, I hung out with a famous Nikon Cafe photographer and family: And here's her family. That's Gregory (gho) on the right, fiddling with his infra-red Sony 717. This photo is in IR too! I'd like you to think I'm being artsy with this portrait of Gregory's wife here, instead of just ignorant of how to use his SB800DX. Like the previous shot of her, this strongly backlit portrait of Ximina (they pronounced it zy-me-na) was taken with the 28-70mm f/2.8 Gregory had with him. It's a nice lens as you can see, but just a bit on the large side.