As I post I’ve been here 9 weeks. COVID-19 lockdown.
Here are a few of my favourite pics.
For 2020 I’ll travel with two lightweight tripods:
In fact, I can use either for GoPro or camera.
If I want to cut weight and only take one on a hike, it will likely be the more durable splat.
My phone clamps in the past have been plastic and untrustworthy. The GripTight PRO costs CAD$63 and looks super durable. I don’t want my phone falling.
The arm is for panning video up and down, or side to side.
Of course I also have GoPro mounts for helmet and bike.
As of May 2019.
Two cameras. The iPhone can be remotely controlled by my Apple Watch 3.
I’m trying to use voice control as much as I can for the GoPro.
I have GoPro attachments on both bike helmet and bike handlebars as well. All mounts can attach either GoPro or iPhone.
What’s lacking most is the ability to ZOOM with either camera. I MIGHT carry a small camera with zoom, as well. I like zoom for distant animal sightings. And for Gymnastics.
I uploaded ALL my new Patagonia photos to Flickr. So I’m caught up. Most of those are Creative Commons licensed.
It costs me $50 / year, double the old price.
I’ve had about 8 million views since July 2006 when Warren Long convinced me to start with Flickr.
Check them out.
This is Laguna de los Tempanos and Glacier Vinciguerra, Ushuaia, Argentina.
Here’s my trip report from that hike. Made on my iPhone X.
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Most Canadians know very little about Yemen.
I’ve been there and left very discouraged. The Houthi rebels are terrible. The vastly stronger Saudi military brutal.
Little Amal Hussain was born into this disaster. She died a few days after this photo was taken.
She’s only one of about nearly two million children suffering from severe malnutrition in Yemen.
The only upside – U.N. sponsored peace talks.
Certainly Saudi Arabia and Yemen need to work this out. The USA should QUIT Saudi Arabia. All Americans are complicit in the role their government has in this war.
Listen to an interview with the photographer:
In the three years that Saudi Arabia, supported by the United States, has been at war with the Houthis in Yemen, very few journalists have been allowed into the country to document what’s happening there. The New York Times journalist Tyler Hicks is one. This is the story of how he came to take a photograph of Amal Hussain that drew international attention to the country’s plight.
I rented a bike and rode out of Ancud, Chile in search of the best empanada.
Since I’m carrying a dedicated camera (Elf) and dedicated camcorder (Vixia) I don’t often use my iPhone X.
As an experiment, all my photos on this post are from the iPhone.
On my computer the iPhone original photos look better than the Elf pics. But do they look better once reduced in size for the web?
I’m not sure.