Sirui P-326 Carbon Fiber Monopod Review

Yes, yet another gear review. A trip to your neighbourhood camera shop will guarantee that you are confronted with dozens of tripods, monopods, and other various camera mounting and stability solutions. I had a trip to Japan coming up, and I needed a discrete, semi-mobile stability solution. While my tripod would have done the trick,…

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Balboa Park. San Diego’s Rich History.

Botanical Building, Balboa Park

The largest cultural complex west of the Mississippi, Balboa Park is called the “Smithsonian of the West” for the number of cultural institutions within the park. Built for temporary use during the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, the buildings here are beautiful enough to be considered attractions in themselves. But the real draw is…

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Bad weather photography. Taking good photos in harsh conditions.

Kinsol Trestle

Sometimes we just can’t catch a break. No matter how much time we spend planning for the perfect trip, arriving at your destination at the perfect time, and setting up to capture the perfect shot, sometimes it just doesn’t go according to plan. Often, it’s bad weather that throws all the careful planning out the…

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Taronga Zoo. Animals abound, but the view!

The view from the Taronga Zoo.

While Taronga Zoo might not have the most amazing collection of animals or the most stunning of enclosures, it has a view that is unmatched. Appropriately named, Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view.

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