Colombia 2015 – a slide show Jul23

Colombia 2015 – a slide show

Just returned from Colombia, South America and brought back some great memories of a unique country. If open skies and roadside food stands are your thing, you’ll be a happy camper here. Honestly, never had a bad meal the entire time we were here and the fresh fruit is to die for. We visited Medellin (2nd largest city in Colombia) and Guatape, a small lakeside city.  We stayed in a hillside vacation home, called a finca, that was on a huge serpentine reservoir, used by the local power company for electricity generation.  The location couldn’t have been any more picturesque, but we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves....

Lights a go-go with ...

Imagine a light stand that folds up when you want it to and unfolds itself just as quickly. We’re talking about almost instantaneously here folks.  When you’ve got to get up and go, we’re talking about the Flashpoint Auto Stand from Adorama. Not the “unclip this, fold...

Pack these four for ...

With summer upon us, vacation roadtrips are inevitable, so here’s a couple pair of novel ideas that will keep the kids happy and contented as the travel wears on. Pinblock You’re undoubtedly familiar with Legos, but there’s a new game in town and it’ll keep the kids busy for hours. Called...

Nikon Coolpix P900 the hottest new super telephoto...

Advanced amateurs and serious shooters of all ages, take note of this amazing new Nikon that is due to release the first week of July.  With an 83x zoom lens, the Nikon Coolpix P900 comes standard with the equivalent of a 2000mm telephoto on a DSLR.  While no one I know could afford a 2000mm Nikon lens, this camera/lens unit is under $600. Nikon Coolpix P900 When telephoto is your game (calling all birders, surfers, paparazzi, and international spies) you want to be able to pull in images from great distances without resorting to digital enlargement.  That’s the power of an “optical” zoom lens. With pristine Nikon glass,...

Nova Bluetooth Flash...

Now there’s a flash you can carry easily in a pocket, but will make a huge impact on your iPhone photos. Nova Off-Camera Wireless Flash for iPhone First to come up with a Bluetooth off-camera flash for iPhone, Nova has gone a step further letting you sync multiple flash at the same time....

Amped AC1750 is the ...

As we get more and more high bandwidth-hungry computers, tablets and phones, having a Wi-Fi router that can supply all of them becomes more and more critical. If you are still using the one supplied by (or worse – rented from) your Internet supplier, chances are you are missing a much better...

Phiaton BT220NC head...

If you could have super-lightweight, NFC enabled,  noise-cancelling headphones that weren’t tethered to your phone or tablet, how cool would that be?  About this cool… Phiaton BT220NC Phiaton has been making headphones for some time and I’ve always been impressed with their quality. You might...

Five Father’s Day 20...

Father’s Day is almost upon us and let’s remember that he will always appreciate a gadget more than a tie.  Here are five pieces of high and low tech that should be ideal for dad’s.  Each item is under $100, so hopefully you’ll find something to match your budget. Aquabot Actually, I don’t...

RODELink Filmmaker K...

Where to start, when talking about the RODELink Filmmaker Kit?  This thing is freaking awesome. RODELink Filmmaker Kit Without naming names, I’ve tested a number of major manufacturer’s wireless microphones…and been rather disappointed with most. Many cost far more than the RODELink and can’t...

Circulon Momentum co...

Whether you are setting up a kitchen for the first time, finally upgrading to a matched set of cookware, or possibly outfitting your get-a-way home or cabin, you’ll do well to consider this fine set of cookware. 11-Piece Circulon Momentum Cookware Set in Gray All the Circulon Momentum pans...

The EYE-Fi advantage...

If you are like most casual photographers, you’ve probably heard that you should back up your photos, but there are a lot more fun things to do than worry about that.  It doesn’t become crystal clear until you lose your favorite ones.  One close by lightning strike, one errant virus or one...

EZ Mask – How to mak...

When you wish the background in your picture was different, you’ve got two choices. A) Go back and reshoot it or B) Use EZ Mask from Digital Film Tools.  If you want an exotic background, like maybe Fiji, you’ll find EZ Mask to be much cheaper & faster, albeit maybe not as much fun. EZ...

Tenba BYOB and Packl...

If you are a traveling photographer, chances are you take more gear than you need for any one given outing.  Today, maybe it’s an indoor event and you take your short lenses. Tommorrow, maybe it’s wildlife and you need your long lenses. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bag when you arrive that...

Portable projection ...

If you have portable projection needs, you need to check out Celluon PicoPro projectors. Not much larger than your cellphone, you can now carry a projector with you wherever you go. Operated on a rechargeable battery, you’ll be ready to project whenever the opportunity presents itself....

Father’s Day g...

Let’s face it, only 1% of Dad’s really enjoy getting another necktie for Father’s Day.  Let’s get creative and select something he’d never expect.  Here are seven that could do the trick. Get Abstract Subscription No one has time to read all the best business books available today, but often...

Hi-Tec Altitude Lite...

With summer upon us ladies, you’ll need a great pair of boots for active summer fun.  Here’s a recommendation for a great protective boot that’s light in weight and easy to wear. Hi-Tec Altitude Lite i WP boots Hi-Tec Altitude Lite i WP boots are perfect for any time you’re spending hours on...