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Landscape / Re: Antelope Canyon, AZ Recommendations?
« on: September 18, 2013, 06:38:26 PM »
I have been looking into this myself, for November.

I am going there, but if you look at the Page town web site, there are videos of the canyon, replete with a zillion tourists.

It may not be busy in September.  You may want to look intoCanyon X and Overland Canyon Tours (http://www.overlandcanyontours.com/xphoto).  Depending on some variables, there will be only a max of 8 shooters, and likely less.  The guide holds himself at an expert at photographing the canyon.

I have not used them yet but I made my deposit, and they are very good with service on the front end.

I am VERY interested to hear how it goes, and if you are going anywhere else (like Zion, or Grand Canyon, etc.)

Hope this helps.


A 5DIII is a lot less expensive than upgrading your current lenses.

You can always sell your old lenses and update one at a time as $ is available.

Of course, it is a matter of your preference, and there are tradeoffs either way.


Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: September 17, 2013, 11:38:26 PM »
Very nice shot.

I didn't know we could post "spicy" pics.

love this lens

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: September 17, 2013, 11:37:35 PM »

Here's one I took last fall with the 24-105L:

Under a Brooding Sky by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

That is a 25 second exposure
Wow! What was your shutter speed on this beautiful image?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A valid reason to loose your gear...
« on: September 17, 2013, 01:38:41 PM »
Holy scenes of "jaws" Batman.  I'm staying on land.

Good thing for him that the camera strap was around him or he would have gone for a ride.

Software & Accessories / Re: Yet another storage thread
« on: September 17, 2013, 11:31:50 AM »
Gun safe with fire protection?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: One of the COOLEST video I've ever seen
« on: September 17, 2013, 11:19:41 AM »
The next EOS M is here!

Lenses / Re: Recommend websites for lens reviews
« on: September 17, 2013, 12:37:26 AM »
Well that cleared things up for me.  I'll run it by my sweetie and see how she feels about some of it, but I'm thinking no.

Lastly, avoid Ken Rockwell for serious advice, though some of his stuff is (unintentionally) hilarious.

P.S. or intentionally (?) hilarious: http://www.kenrockwell.com/ri/WhereDoBabiesComeFrom.htm

Thanks, that's his best review yet, and exactly at the right level.  ::)

Black & White / Re: Freshly Baked Loaf MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm
« on: September 17, 2013, 12:21:19 AM »
Congrats on the blue ribbon!  Many talents.

I like the b&W.

I am curious, Adult Yeast?  Is there adolescent yeast?  What exactly does that mean for the non-bakers amongst us?


Lenses / Re: 400mm f2.8L IS II or 600mm f4L IS II?
« on: September 16, 2013, 12:37:17 AM »
I can't comment on any of the lenses as I don't own them (other than I would love to own them).  I have been to the Serengeti twice, originating from USA.

I would strongly advise you to check with your tour operator and airlines regarding size/weight restrictions.  Also, there are many differences in tours, so some make longer lenses absolutely necessary.

In any event, you don't want make all these changes only to find out that the gear needs to stay at home.

As an example, when I checked in to KLM Dutch at DFW Airport, my camera bag was over weight (max as I recall was 12 KG).  I stuffed the heavy lenses in my safari vest.  Then when we left Arusha for the Serengeti, we took a puddle jumper for 1:45 min.  They were very strict on weight requirements (bags however went behind seats). You also have to check, as some connecting flights have small overhead compartments.  All of these details are critical when you are taking large heavy gear.

Hope you have a great trip, keep us posted.

Good luck with the lenses


Landscape / Re: Sunset Frustration
« on: September 16, 2013, 12:16:31 AM »
That is so true.  On the other hand, when you get that one shot, it feels so great.

Lenses / Re: technique advice for a 600mm II
« on: September 15, 2013, 10:35:06 PM »
Obviously, you are not meant to have this stuff.  Just send it off to me.

Great moon shot!


Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 2
« on: September 15, 2013, 04:44:39 PM »
Some outstanding shots.

Landscape / Re: Grand Canyon Sunset
« on: September 15, 2013, 04:41:08 PM »
Great shots.

I am partial to the first one.  The atmospheric haze doesn't bother me.

I'm no Ansel Adams for sure!

I'm heading out that way in November along with Zion and Canyon X.  Any pointers for me regarding location?

Don't mean to hijack your thread.


Portrait / Re: Joshua
« on: September 15, 2013, 04:37:51 PM »
I love it.

It makes me wonder about Joshua on the one hand.  On the other hand, it also reminds me of the 1960's and it is kind of "beat".  Very cool.


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