And I snuck out of work around 5ish to go take photographs of the valley, now most of the snow has finally melted. It was also an excuse to start learning how to use the Fuji HS30 a little better: maybe I'll do a mini-review, but in quick summary, handling is good, zoom reach fantastic, but image quality very low - the images straight out of my old Samsung are significantly superior in terms of definition and noise. It's all down to sensor size again.
Anyway, here's a quick sample, most processed from RAW files. More in my photobucket account.