You could take a picture like this with practically any camera, but the Nikon D7000's 100% viewfinder helps minimize the need to crop later. This was also a full-automatic exposure in JPEG mode, which as you can see is about as good as it gets for this type of lighting.
If anyone who's fairly new to this blog has been wondering why I post at such a leisurely pace, here's your answer: I've got a life. I'm married to a woman who believes in packing as much life into every day as possible. We have three active children, two of whom are boys, one who is nine years-old, the other who is seven. I don't blog for a living--the complete absence of any affiliate ads should be your first clue there. Instead I design and script interactive multimedia training courses for large corporations. You'd have no trouble recognizing their names if I mentioned them. Add to all of this the fact that we Americans have just finished Thanksgiving, an annual holiday feast that involves gathering with family members and eating copious amounts of home-cooked, calorie-rich food.
All this is to say that as much as I want to finish part two of my Nikon D7000 mini-review, I simply haven't had the time. Fortunately, it's not as if anyone has been clamoring for it. It's very likely that you have lives too. Whatever the reason, I appreciate your patience. In the meantime, if you absolutely can't wait, I've posted a small gallery of photos I shot with the D7000. Feel free to check it out. I'll have part two of the review post in just a few more days.