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Biking in Blackhawk, CA   Featured in PhotoFlash #074
 
 
Kerry Drager
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    Hi Sean,
Wow, I love this pic ... how'd you do it, Sean?!?
Thanks,
Kerry

5/5/2009 8:37:44 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Kerry, it looks as if he used some sort of Bogen (or other) clamp and took this image. It's a great shot, Sean! Nice sense of motion! Maybe you even somehow attached it to your body. Very well done, regardless.

5/5/2009 8:44:23 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi Gary,
Good thoughts, and great hearing from you ... and I agree, regardless of how Sean did it, an eye-catching shot!
Kerry

5/5/2009 8:47:43 AM

 

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Thanks guys! Gary, I have attached a superclamp to my mountain bike in the past (as was stung 25 times when I laid my bike in a wasp nest!), but this was different.
I was riding my mountain bike a few days ago, testing out the GoPro Helmet Hero Wide (a 5 Megapixel portable digital camera with an ultrawide lens).
You can wear on your body (which I did here using the Chest Mount Harness), attach it to helmets, kayaks, cars, dogs, whatever. It's trick, small, runs on mini batteries, takes a 2GB SD card, a cool device for fun shots!
Check 'em out:
- GoPro Helmet Hero Wide: http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=1
- Chest Mount Harness: http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=16
And no, they aren't paying me for this advertisement! :) A good up-and-coming company, though - you can do video on it too.

5/5/2009 8:56:14 AM

 

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Here are links- easier just to click

http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=1

http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=16

5/5/2009 8:57:45 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi Sean,
Ah, so that's it :-) ... very clever device and, again, a fine result too. Thanks for the followup, Sean!

5/5/2009 8:58:16 AM

 

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I'm still getting to know the two I have (one for the helmet/chest, and another for motorsports as an onboard cam - video or stills).
As a 20-year pro who has used everything from a Holga to my medium format Fuji 680 III camera, to an 8x10 Sinar, it's always fun to try something different - keeps me excited about photography!

5/5/2009 9:09:57 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Wow, nice explanation Sean, thanks! How do you like you like your chestpod? My friend Roy has one...he seems to like it very much. I'll check out the links and forward them on to him. That's one COOL way to keep fresh with photography for sure. I lived in the Concord area from 88-90 while still in the Service, loved it up there.

You have medium format and large format gear as well? Great!! I have an old Yashica D I toy around with and I love the square format. It gives exceptional quality shots too..as long as I expose correctly, LOL.

And thank you, Kerry, nice to see your input here!

5/5/2009 9:16:05 AM

 

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Hey, I'm the Photoguru- it's what I do!

:)

Still getting to know it, and sure it's another piece of gear to add to your body while doing something, but it's very comfortable and fun- I dig it.

And yes, the Concord/ Mt Diablo/ Diablo valley area is great- grew up in Albany/ Berkeley, live in Danville now.

You'll see some of my images in my BetterPholio are on film cameras like my med. format Fuji, to 35mm film, to dSLRs to point & shoots. I'm not a big square format fan (why I chose the Fuji- produces a 6x8cm shot, but can do 6x6 and 6x7 too) but to each his own right?!

Thanks!

5/5/2009 9:29:18 AM

 
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