my miggo splat flexible camera tripod

Over the years I’ve tried a number of GorillaPods.

Cheap ones break quickly. Higher quality versions are a bit heavy and bulky.

A salesman at the Camera Store in Calgary recommended this alternative. I love it. Cheaper than a GorillaPod and far more durable. It’s light and compact for travel.

I’m using it with my Elf camera and Vixia camcorder. It wraps around either in their travel cases on my hip.

Click PLAY or watch how it can be used on YouTube. That’s the very similar Octopod.

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Palacio Salvo, Montevideo

Finished in 1928, Palacio Salvo stands 100 m (330 ft) high …

The building was originally intended to be a hotel, but this plan didn’t work out, and it has since been occupied by a mixture of offices and private residences. … 

Some of my favourite photos from Montevideo were of this building.

Santiago Cemetery

2.5 million people were laid to rest in the Santiago Cemetery.

It’s an evocative place.

I was there on an excellent group tour. Our guide made the place come to life.

Catholic families visit their dead relatives often: birthdays, death days, holidays, Christmas. They leave gifts behind.

Rich families, companies and social groups have huge memorials.

Some are tacky.

This is my favourite photo from the visit.

If you get a chance to spend eternity here, ride in style.

Life is short. Enjoy it while you still have it.

linking Blog photos from Flickr and Google

The first version of the grapefruit is linked from my Flickr account.

Ron planked grapefruit

This version of the same is linked from Google Photos.

Flickr does not store the photo on my site so it could be less reliable. Google sends a copy of the original so it’s less likely to fail.

Thanks Warren.

cameras are dying

I tripped over to Walmart to purchase my 3rd Elf.

I like this camera. But they only last about a year before the telescoping lens fails.

The camera rack at a Burlington ONT Walmart was empty. The salesman told me they were getting out of camera sales. That’s not the only store.

Seems most people prefer to use their camera phones.

So … we rolled on over to Staples. They had plenty of different Elfs in stock. I chose the Elf 180 as it was least expensive.