I could easily have used this for the photo blog but I had a different purpose in mind. Time lapse photography. I've long been fascinated by night photography. The light is so odd and alluring in photos taken at night. With my previous camera I attempted some of it, but it just wasn't up to the task most of the time. My new camera is definitely up to the task. So I trekked out to the back yard with the tripod, pointed the camera at a fairly random spot in the sky and took a long exposure shot. When it finished and the image popped up on the LCD, my jaw hit the floor. So many more stars appeared than my eye could ever pick up.
That led to the next step, time lapse. Very simply I just repeated the same shot over and over. Half an hour later I had thirty plus shots. Strung together on the computer gave me the hardest one second of video I've ever shot. But I'm excited with the possibilities. Check out this guy's work for an example.