While Eva was climbing, I was trying out a new camera, the Canon 7D. I have been using a Canon D20 for several years, and it is a wonderful camera. However, digital SLRs follow the same trend line as PCs, and the 7D is about four generations ahead of the D20. It is way too early for any objective assessment of the new camera, but my initial impression is that it is fantastic. It's low light performance and focusing speed and accuracy were both evident today. I have not even had time to read the manual, and now I can't wait to dig in and really understand the camera's capabilities. I tried today to get photos of a variety of our friends and other people we see regularly at the climbing comps.
Eva did do well today in the comp, ending up with another First Place in Youth D Female. This was the last leg of the five event Friction Bouldering Series, and Eva also placed first overall in the series, so it was a good (and very tiring) day for her. She is looking forward to Regionals.