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Mungo - Walls of China for the Inteprid Photographer

Just wondering if anyone has been out to the Mungo N.P of late. Reading about the lack of access to the Walls of China Lunettes, from a photographic point of view really concerns me as I was planning on a trip out there. If access is by boardwalk only, then this would just frustrate me where I want to get up close and personal with these incredible formations. I see that it’s unfenced and of course, braking the rules is an option until Ranger Bob checks you out with his binoculars or something and comes and kick you out. Having visited years ago, one could wander all over. I also remember the Walls being fairly long and away from the main viewing area, perhaps is not a problem…anyway, any advice would be appreciated…
cheers, Rob…

Size Matters..!

I just think it sucks that I have to link my shots to another website due to RB’s tiny display….Pano’s in particular, and anything where the mid tones are on the darkish side ~ which is 90% of my work simply look crap on RB….
Anyway, just had to vent…..!!

Tripod Stress..!

I’m in the market for a new tripod…my Vanguard has served me well for a short time since I destroyed my Frotto but the gripped D800 beast with heavy lenses has me wanting something more solid…It’s doing my head in with all the research….Benro, Sirui, Feisol, RRS, Gitzo..I’ve researched and researched. I think I’ve read every available review of every available tripod out there, watched all the utube vids and googled it to the enth degree…to the point I’m loosing sleep over it..I know that’s a bit OCD…but aaaarrhhh…!! I think I’m heading towards the Benro C2580T with a B2 head…they come in a kit on ebay but my thoughts are that I need a more substantial ballhead.(wanting the G3)..I know that if I put it out there everyone will have an opinion as it all depends on personal criteria and pref…

Nodal Slide for Sale

G’day fellow RB’ers…
I’ve recently purchased this 6.5" Nodal Slide from ebay. Delivered from the States. Unfortunately, when testing for the nodal point on my 16-35 lens, I’ve found it’s just a tad short – who’d have thought the nodal point was right up at the front lens element! On my other lenses, it’s usually somewhere within the body of the lens back further…Anyway, I now have to purchase an 8" version of the same. Before I pop this on ebay to sell, if anyone is interested in buying this from me, let me know…It will easily suit any aps-c crop sensor wide angles or shorter full frame lenses, eg; Zeiss. It will support any Arca Swiss style clamp arrangement. eg; Kirk, Benro, Markins, RRS – etc. It’s well made and a great little bit of kit for perfect panorama photography…… $80 incl. any…

Mystery Buyers

Thanks so much to the mystery buyers who have purchased a large framed print of Nesting Eagles Eve

and a medium framed print of Monkey Day Spa

You purchases are very much appreciated…
cheers, Rob..

Mystery Buyer

My gracious appreciation to the mystery buyer who purchased a large framed print of the pano –
“Dove Lake Dawn Pan.”

been thinking about it myself..
Again, much appreciated…..
rgs, Rob..

Mystery Buyer

My gracious appreciation to the mystery buyer who purchased a large framed print of the pano – “Dove Lake Dawn Pan.”

been thinking about it myself..
Again, much appreciated…..
rgs, Rob..

Spread your Legs...!!

Here’s a tip…in ultra windy conditions – spread your legs – tripod ones that is. I’m normally very conscious, as I’m sure you all are, of the potential for a wind gust to blow your camera/tripod over. This morning, dawn shoot down the Schank in ridiculously gusty winds, I turned my back for just a second to grab a fresh ND, I turned around to see my camera hit the deck. 1 x destroyed Sigma 10-20, 1 x destroyed Lee holder and filter, 1 x scratched up Nikon D300..The beast lives though (good ol Nikon – solid as a rock)…1 x lesson learned….!! expensive one at that…Anyway, thought I share my lesson with you..spread your legs..!!
cheers, Rob..

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