Went to Clearwater with 4 guys and 9 girls for one week. Took my gear down to the beach a lot despite the risk of it dying a horrible sandy death (very fine sand at Clearwater). I was most pleased with most of the pictures I took. Out of about 700 I got ~ 80 that I really liked. Here's a handfull of them. Full Gallery, 16 pages http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg243h/SpringBreak/index.html I would prefer focus to be on the eyes, but the bird was only about 5 feet away, hard to get it perfect when they're moving. Framing is wacky, but I like it. just a bird I set them up this way. I'm an idiot for forgetting to stop down. Girlyfriend Despite the facial distortion and harshness on the face, I like this picture GF and I Take the focus on this picture...... and apply it to this one (focus is off here, facial expression is much better) mandatory sillouette picture.... guy is flying a kite. RAPE TIME! (or some other equally obnoxious quote) Just a portrait.... I posted him for this. The 100% crop is nice and sharp Obligatory "focus on the P&S camera while other people are looking at it" picture. I should crop this to just his arms and head, because you can see the sand flying off his arms, plus it's nice and sharp. more Vball psudo-portrait not very often you can fill the frame with a flying bird when shooting at 17mm. We were feeding them to get them to hover in front of us while I took pictures evening light with some $5 aviators from wallmart I guess I forgot to mention I had an underwater camera bag with me I like this picture, but I could never get it to work better than this. (cloudy water... further I back up the worse it gets) My attempt at the "mermaid shot" you sometimes see in ads. From 4th floor. They made other designs as well Silly little birds Obligatory palm tree picture, with bonus car roof in the lower righthand corner Pelican Same bird flying away If I only had the 10 FPS of the MK III I would have gotten the boat centered. That's reason alone to buy it This guy's bait (shrimp) was.......... Being eaten by this bird. He didn't seem to mind. (sun had set, hard to get a shot even at iso 1600) About to go for an open water swim, beach style (BTW, 8 of the 9 girls are swimmers) Silly "Speedo advertisement" picture One on the right will kill you I wasn't kidding This "style" reminds me of advertisements I've seen Nice colors More Vball Caption worthy Fun with the strobe on the beach. There was method to my madness, but I don't want to explain it Only one attempt made at "paper dolls". Didn't quite work Diving into his own shorts Got this on the third try Police boat on the right. There was a missing child being searched for by land sea and air. That's all folks.