My big Christmas gift this year was a digital camera. Back when I worked at CNN, I got to borrow a Nikon Coolpix 990 for a while, so I got spoiled for buying a cheap camera. This year I had my eye on the Canon Powershot G2. When my father suggested that he'd help contribute towards a digital camera, I went out and bought the G2 that very day.
There's no question that the amount of money you pay for a good digital camera today is a bit silly; for the same dollars, you can buy a much nicer 35mm camera. But I've had a 35mm before, and I just don't use it; the difference between 35mm and digital for me is that I actually get out and take pictures with the digital camera. The great photographers have shown again and again that actually getting out and getting shots - working at it - is more important than what kind of equipment you use.
I intend to make a page of favorites, but for now, if you're really curious, you can see the results in my family photo album. If you like nature shots, check out the fall pictures. (Be warned: my dad says I have "a thing" about leaves. Hey, when you get a new digital camera in the fall, what else are you going to take pictures of?) There are some nice shots from around Georgia Tech as well.
On the geek side, I've been using the open source package called Gallery to manage my on-line photo album. It's not perfect, but it does a good job for the price.
In any case, it's been fun. I'll have more to say about the G2 and what I've been up to another time.