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    my first sojourn into the field

    I had just been on the phone with steve nicholls, fellow of the LF gaurd, who had taken the liberty to extrapolate his goodly warehouse of knowledge and assumptions. After an hour or so it was decided that i could easily manufacture a lens board for my 2d and be off.

    all my tools were at work, and not wanting to spend on more i worked out that my sinar p can fit into a large back pack, one that my father had just handed down from his trips to india.

    a storm had bee brewing and around me things crashed and gusts of wind blew dead branches down and rain inside. but was over soon enough, so i left, on foot, tripod, bag full. one lens one camera.

    i walked along the bright cliffs facing the ocean, down the board walks and up the hills, my bag getting heavy and my tripod stretching my arms.

    i got to the other side and found a grassy knoll, and there i was, perched on the cliff facing the ocean as a storm huffed and a rainbow arked and sun cought a white cloud bloom on horizons deep, surely this would be a good place to start, surely as good as any as the ocean crashed to the huge cliffs below and all of nature was out to play.

    my tripod stripped a thread.
    through a glass darkly...

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    Re: my first sojourn into the field

    Ah man!!!
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    Re: my first sojourn into the field

    Should have bought a Ries.

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    Re: my first sojourn into the field

    I'm sorry. Great story and I feel for you. Just drinking a few beers and popped off.

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    Re: my first sojourn into the field

    ahhh yes, it was an old miller woodenn tripod, and of course the central king pin thread/nut. (replaceable)

    still on the good side, i now know how good it is to be out in nature doing photo's.

    it is amazing how different things are when there is purpose, i suppose interest is heightened. and as we all know nature reveals herself to the very interested.

    i am also glad my punch line wasn't too oblique

    thanks for liking it, a memorable moment.

    andrew
    through a glass darkly...

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    Re: my first sojourn into the field

    I left my cable release at home on my first outing.
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