Thanks guys! I'm using a Panasonic DMC TZ3, very compact but with a 10x optical zoom. Best of all it wides up to 28 mm which is awesome for sceneries. That said, I truly think that the reason for some of the great shots just came from being 'at the right place, at the right time' . It was just incredibly beautiful at times. Teryk has some similarly great shots with a lower performing (on paper) camera.