I was camping this weekend in Central Oregon. Each year my wife's father's siblings (all 8 of them) and many of their children and grandchildren get together (50 to 60 people) and go camping just outside Sweethome, Oregon, which is about 30 miles east of Salem. I say camping, but with the facilities at Camp Koinonia, it's hardly camping; more like a retreat. It's always fun; swimming, the annual horseshoe tournament, wonderful food, and catching up on what everyone's been up to. I did a geocache (www.geocaching.com) while I was there, hiking to the top of the north butte (just north of foster dam), and brought my little minolta digital camera along, and got some great panoramic pictures by stitching them with Acrylic. The first picture is a complete 360, the second is the about the 3rd 8th of the first picture, more detail on the lake and dam area. Click on them to see them much larger. Acrylic did a great job, especially with the light to dark transitions. I was showing the photo stitching to several of the moderately tech savvy folks at the campout (one was an eastern oregon ranch realtor, another was a IT student at BYU-Idaho, another was a landscape architect), and they were ecstatic that they could get the beta to try it out. (www.microsoft.com/expression).

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