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Karin Nelson
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Wandered out today to the point where the Eagle river flows into Shuswap lake. The water is really low right now, and it was easy walking on sand banks - until I found myself in the middle if a patch of drift wood. Now I'm not exactly a doe-footed lightweight, and while I was climbing over the dry logs and branches, every once in a while you could hear a dreadful cracking noise coming from the grass covered wood underneath. Luckily, I didn't break any bones, just a couple of branches. But it was quite scary. I think I was at least two feet above solid ground at all times. 
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Long exposure photography in the rain. Yeah, I can do it. Under the railway bridge. Great idea!

Until a train comes and the ground shakes for 10 minutes! 
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Yeah, pretty much like me picking the best spot for a panorama of the city, only to realize that the bridge we're on shakes with every fricking car that passes. 
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Misty mountains...



Yeah. Sorry. That's all I've got. 
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I'm still looking for the perfect camera backpack. Here are the requirements:

1. Needs a tripod holder
2. Needs room for food/gloves/tissues... maybe a jacket etc.
3. Needs to have a water resistant bottom
4. Needs an external bottle holder
5. No hip straps
6. Sternum strap would be nice, but not a requirement
7. Waterproof exterior would be nice, but not essential
8. Should be wide, but not deep.
9. Clean lines. No gazillion straps and pockets everywhere.
10. Not expensive

I ordered and returned the Timbuk2 sleuth. Other than not having a waterbottle holder, it was extremely uncomfortable. I actually believe there was something wrong with it, since the hard plastic back panel protruded from the bottom and rubbed against my lower back - and that wasn't even with a fully packed backpack!

I had seen the Caselogic Reflexion offerings before, and while I think they have some good looking bags, I was hesitant to order one. However, yesterday I noticed that they have a 20% off sale going on right now, with free shipping (and free returns). So I figured, why not give them a try?

It has a tripod holder, a bottle holder, and room for other items. It unzips in the middle and reveals a camera compartment. The top unzips as well and opens like a doctor's bag. It really looks quite cool. I will review it when I get it. 
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Check out case logic SLRC 206.
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I've been invited to +Jay Patel and +Varina Patel's Visual Wilderness hangout on air to talk about how to select a tripod. 

Do I ever have LOTS to say about that! I am in tripod-selector-mode right now, having scoured the market for the proper one for weeks. Tune in on Monday for the long awaited conclusion of the heart-wrenching series of: "Which Tripod is Best for Me?"
 
Just how do you make a choice before getting the next tripod? +Varina Patel+Jay Patel and rest of the Visual Wildernes will join a special guest +Karin Nelson to talk about how to go about selecting a tripod.

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"Fake" moustache????
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If you eat ribs, be messy. If you don't like messy, don't eat ribs.
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I'd comment on that if my fingers weren't so greasy ;)
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It rained. And the wicked wind from the lake was cold. And the bridge wasn't really protecting me much from the elements, but here it is.
I'm not sure if it's any good. Processing on an iPad mini on the road is difficult, since I'm used to a 27" iMac at home. 
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Unfortunately I'm not allowed to post anything about backpacks, camera bags and tripods anymore. So after careful consideration, I have come to the decision that I will henceforward only post pictures in which backpacks, camera bags and tripods played a vital role. Just imagine the backpack, camera bag or tripod BEHIND your point of view. We can then start a discussion about how this or that backpack, camera bag or tripod was helpful in the creation of the posted picture, or how another backpack, camera bag or tripod would have been more suitable for the use in said picture.
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You are so frickin' funny, Karin! :-D
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An new Arca Swiss compatible plate with or without grip.... and a bigger eye cup...

Shut up and take my money!

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Ok, Sugru is having a 24 hour spontaneous spring sale - all their stuff is 50% off. Use "sugrulovesspring" at checkout. If you need to fix your fridge, if you need to add a magnet to your tripod, if you have a hole in your shoe, if you need to patch your jeans, this is the stuff that can do it all. (Btw, I am not affiliated with Sugru, I just love the product). 
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I bought some. :) Thanks for the heads up!
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