Every so often, you experience a night that you'll never forget as long as you live. Last night was such a night, consisting of a loosely-planned drive out to a point overlooking the Anza Borrego desert in San Diego County, and culminating in a race to the top of a hill on the other side of the county to catch the sunrise, with absolutely no sleep in between. It was the first all-nighter I've had in nearly two years, and it gave me the perfect chance to test out all that the new Pentax K-x is capable of. I managed to make some truly unanticipated photographs, due largely in part to the camera's great image quality in the higher ISO range. I'll be posting more photographs later on, including my first ever photograph of a shooting star.
This is one of the last images I ever took on my Pentax K2000 (K-m), which I am now selling to a friend. My new camera, the Pentax K-x, is a marvel of technology. I haven't had the chance to use it much since it came yesterday, but I can say for sure that the ISO performance is unbeatable in its price range. The image quality even beats the Pentax K-7, which sells for twice as much. Regardless, the K2000 was still a great camera with a strong feature set, and I'm sort of sad to see it go.