Yesterday I launched a new blog, Climbing the Digital Mountain, the purpose of which is to show the day by day efforts on my part to learn how to properly use my Canon Rebel XSi digital camera and its three lenses. Someday it is my hope I’ll be able to take pictures like the ones I see on the different blogs I follow and on Flickr. It is easy to set the dial to “automatic” and then snap my picture. The camera does all of the hard work for me. Instead, I want to learn how to do it the “hard” way...using the non-automatic settings and getting a quality photograph for my efforts. After seeing Claudia’s blog she named “Through a Lens Daily”, I decided it would really be neat to do what she is doing and post one picture a day as a way of documenting my journey up that digital mountain. I hope you all will follow along with me as I climb towards the summit sharing your thoughts and criticisms.