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Well now...

The Milau viaduct.
Copenhagen again.
A few particular beaches in France.
Those idyllic mountain valleys in Switzerland.

etc.

Jim


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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:50:18 PM »
As much as this is a golden opportunity for some ghoulish more or less-humour, I'll simply opine that a divorce seems imminent.

Jim

...and after the divorce he lived happily ever after with his shiny new 1Dx and an assortment of Ls.

The end.

To think, instead of engagement ring - wedding ring - suffering it could have been red ring, red ring, red ring...  ;D

Jim

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:12:11 PM »
As much as this is a golden opportunity for some ghoulish more or less-humour, I'll simply opine that a divorce seems imminent.

Jim

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:35:05 PM »
Not quite as dangerous or ferocious as Edward's African big game animals.

Unless you're a cricket!

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:30:58 PM »
This is what happened to me last year on a SAA flight, flying Business Class, Niarobi to JoBurg.

Apparently it is where white lenses go to die as well.   :-\

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: July 27, 2014, 05:55:19 PM »
I'd make sure they're cool with that many lithium batteries, too.

Jim

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Site Information / Re: Ominous
« on: July 27, 2014, 01:28:08 AM »
Something something but when you shoot :)

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 11:03:34 PM »


Depending on your plans, you may be able to locate post offices in advance, and work that into your schedule.
You can courier things from just about any major hotel that you are staying at and a great number of them can mail things for you as well. A lot of people send postcards from hotels and the system is in place (usually) to mail stuff out.

I don't plan to hotel it every night, but I'll keep both of these in mind.  I do like it when a plan starts to congeal!

Jim

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:27:08 PM »
T-Bird on a stick!

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:15:08 PM »
Jim, my thought is that you are going to need 100 16 GB thumb drives, they are not huge, but why not get some 64GB thumb drives, you can then send home 3-6 days worth of shooting at a time.  Save on postage as well.

25 of the 64 GB drives would cost about $750, while 100 of the same brand 16 GB Drives runs about $900.   

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Cruzer-Frustration-Free-Packaging--SDCZ36-016G-AFFP/dp/B007JR5368/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1406425965&sr=1-1&keywords=thumb+drives

I'm sure that you can get less expensive ones, or a deal on a large quantity, but there will be a difference in cost as well as how many you need to carry.  You might be able to sell 64GB drives for more as well.


Considering the notable point raised earlier that getting to a post office daily might eat up a lot of time (if they aren't convenient to train stations etc.) this is worth investigating. 

I don't mind the postage - potentially a variety of interesting stamps when I get home - but the adventure of finding a post office could well turn into a chore pretty quickly.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 09:11:00 PM »

Nothing thorny about it, you're absolutely right.  I just thought I'd throw out something you might not have considered.

Enjoy your trip, and I hope it's not the only time you're able to travel to Europe.

It wasn't your input which sat wrong  :)  It is being patronized which does, and I think that is a pretty universal reaction.

In any case I have some new ideas to consider, and I appreciate them.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:36:29 PM »
I appreciate the many replies.  To get a thorny issue out of the way first, where I travel and for how long is my business.

Now then, Neuro's math is of course spot-on but consider shooting video (perhaps with a GoPro as well for the walking parts) and the data load grows quickly.  Planning for that much data is planning conservatively, I don't suggest that every day will make for full cards.  Some days will be so of course, some will be train rides all over the place - you should see how much coverage Eurail has!

I have been to Europe before, but it was with work and I had only film point & shoots to work with; this time I mean to get it right.

In the meantime the staff work continues; it isn't planning the invasion of Europe... Well I guess it is.  Anyway I'll have a look at that Hyperdrive mentioned, anything which simplifies my life gives me more time to look out the window and enjoy myself.

Jim

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Note to self:  Tuck that one in a grey cell somewhere.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 02:08:11 AM »
I have a plan coming together for a 50+ day trip to Europe.  Any real-world experience on getting 16GB across the pond daily in a reliable manner? 

My initial conditions are no wish to use an online storage medium and no wish to keep the only copies with me physically.  Also if I can leave my laptop at home and run on my Asus tablet so much the better; I intend to carry what I need rather than drag literal baggage all over.  Finally this is quite likely a once in a lifetime trip, two years worth of vacation time, etc etc so I won't complain about spending a little.

My plan is to write to both cards (in a 1Dx), save everything on a pair of TB-class external drives and then mail  USB sticks home separately more or less daily.  16GB thumbies appear to be affordable on the basis of one pair per day, and I can sell most of them when I get home anyway.

I'm all ears - the flight doesn't leave any time soon.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:51:36 PM »
I've found this to be an effective use for them.

Jim

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