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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    I could use a good wench every now and then.


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    So could we all

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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    I've always needed 4wd since I spend a lot of time camping in the backcountry and driving off-road or on jeep-only trails.

    Here's my current ride, a Nissan Xterra:

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    It has a truck frame, not unibody construction, is small enough but, with the rooftop carrier, holds enough for extended trips away from civilization (a couple months at a time sometimes) plus 10 gallons of gasoline. All the camping gear (5 sleeping bags, two tents, etc.) goes in the rooftop carrier. Two cameras, two tripods, 50 filmholders, lenses, etc., etc. ride behind the driver's seat.

    It's served me well since 2008.

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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Stuck in the American Coronavirus Epicenter of Seattle on a dreary day, I've been dreaming of this very thing.

    My plan is to convert my cyclo-touring bicycle (fat tires, proper fenders, comfortable and elegant from my previous passion of Randonneuring) into a Portrait-Cycle. I have classic low-riding panniers straddling the front wheel that will accommodate a Crown Graphic and an Intrepid 4X5 with all the extras. Then, partly for utility, partly for fanfare and spectacle, I'm considering a trailer that will support a light stand with strobe and modifier for fill lighting. Maybe a backdrop, but I doubt it.

    With instant film before I jumped to LF, I enjoyed trading instant pics with strangers for interviews and quotations. I found last week that seeking wiling subjects with a goofy-looking LF camera (the Crown), the charm factor, and therefore the portrait subject relaxation factor, only increased. By adding a bicycle with a light stand-hauling trailer I am certain to relax a few faces. And Seattle--and most of us--could use a bit of that now.

    Some call Alki Beach near where I live "Seattle's Venice Beach", so characters abound. If I spy an interesting-looking potential victim, I'll pull alongside and do my thing. That is my daydream.

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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Stuck in the American Coronavirus Epicenter of Seattle on a dreary day, I've been dreaming of this very thing.

    My plan is to convert my cyclo-touring bicycle (fat tires, proper fenders, comfortable and elegant from my previous passion of Randonneuring) into a Portrait-Cycle. I have classic low-riding panniers straddling the front wheel that will accommodate a Crown Graphic and an Intrepid 4X5 with all the extras. Then, partly for utility, partly for fanfare and spectacle, I'm considering a trailer that will support a light stand with strobe and modifier for fill lighting. Maybe a backdrop, but I doubt it.

    With instant film before I jumped to LF, I enjoyed trading instant pics with strangers for interviews and quotations. I found last week that seeking wiling subjects with a goofy-looking LF camera (the Crown), the charm factor, and therefore the portrait subject relaxation factor, only increased. By adding a bicycle with a light stand-hauling trailer I am certain to relax a few faces. And Seattle--and most of us--could use a bit of that now.

    Some call Alki Beach near where I live "Seattle's Venice Beach", so characters abound. If I spy an interesting-looking potential victim, I'll pull alongside and do my thing. That is my daydream.

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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Perhaps get a Cycle Camera! https://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Rochester/

    I have 4 of them, very lightweight, got a Postcard version coming next week.

    I pull this trailer, now with https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bikes-quick-eplus

    I am 70 and my fancy 'real' bikes are hung up and ready for my Draft age grandsons when they visit...
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    I finally had to give up my various motor homes and resort to motels. My children don't like for me to drive long trips alone so one of m sons in law flies down and drives me., Getting old is a complete PIA.

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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Awesome! Now why were they called Cycle Cameras?

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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Because bicycles went big time in 1895 and many were riding them with lightweight cameras.

    https://bikehistory.org/history/1895-1900.html
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Got it. I figured, but thought maybe it referred to some action of the camera.

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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

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