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The Condor gets Published!

Many of our followers have seen this photo before.  Now it will have a much larger audience in India.  A group focused on endangered species at Encyclopædia Britannica South Asia has asked to use the photo on the cover of a textbook.  Of course I said YES!

The Andean Condor has one of the largest wingspans of all birds.
The Andean Condor has one of the largest wingspans of all birds.
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What’s in the Bag?

Why is my backpack so heavy and why do I carry so much stuff? Or maybe a better question is why I was silly enough to choose photography as a hobby? Do any of you ask the same questions or is it just me?

So just what is in the bag? First there’s the point and shoot and DSLR cameras complete with chargers and spare batteries. Because of Mr. Murphy and his unpleasant law, I always carry a spare camera. Then Raeski usually sneaks in this compact digital movie camera.

I pack three lenses; a 20mm, 28 – 105 zoom and a 100 – 300 zoom with UV, circular polarizers, enhancing and 812 filters for each lens. There’s more but when I’m flying to a destination I try to cut down the weight and these are the ones I use the most.

But wait! There’s more! Am I sounding like an infomercial? There’s a remote flash for the DSLR, tripod and head, remote cable, lots of memory cards, cleaning supplies, a power cord converter for foreign electrical outlets and DSLR to laptop cable. But you’re delusional if you think cost the same as a Ronco slice and dice.

Last but not least, there is the laptop and AC adapter I have to take because my job pretty much demands it. That’s the real anchor I’d love to lose. Getting all this through airport security is no joy either. Once we get to the hotel room some of this will come out of the bag and stay in the room.

Now it’s your turn. What’s in your bag?