On the photography end of things, I have recently fell in love with the nikon e-series lenses. Made in the 70's and 80's for a cheap li e of aperture priority only cameras, their quality compared to today's offerings from nikon is amazing. Both in terms of quality of workmanship (metal parts) and sharpness, theses lenses offer a great option for the budget minded photographer at around $50 a pop because nikon made so many of them. I have found myself leaving my expensive AF lenses at home and venturing out more and more often with my 50mm 1.8 and my new (to me) 28mm 2.8. Both take amazing photos, and coupled with the d7000's ability to handle non-CPU lenses, I can finally stop guessing at exposure.
On the archaeology end, I am finally back working in the field for real once again for an environmental services firm named SWCA. Our current main project is a wind farm near Rawlins WY being built to supply power to Nevada. I'm just coming off of an almost month long session in this gorgeous area.
These developments have given me the energy to re-devote myself to this blog in the hopes of pushing myself forward photographically. I hope everyone will enjoy what I'm doing, and feel free to drop a line if you have any questions or suggestions!