Field Notes

Not so recent local wanderings:

I was looking for a good backpack to bring with me on trips or excursions. Normally, when I'm on assignment, I'll utilize a belt pack so that my back doesn't end up all sweaty (this happens more notably in summer). My wife gave me this back which is more of a laptop bag but I put in a foam padded camera insert from another bag into it and stuff this with as ... well, as much as I can bear before my shoulders get too sore. Shoulder bags have been a problem for me due to having all the weight + my cameras all on one shoulder. Not ideal unless they're super light and I'm not carrying my usual heavy load of miscellaneous items. It's a Stone + Cloth bag and for what I need it works well :)

I was looking for a good backpack to bring with me on trips or excursions. Normally, when I'm on assignment, I'll utilize a belt pack so that my back doesn't end up all sweaty (this happens more notably in summer). My wife gave me this back which is more of a laptop bag but I put in a foam padded camera insert from another bag into it and stuff this with as ... well, as much as I can bear before my shoulders get too sore. Shoulder bags have been a problem for me due to having all the weight + my cameras all on one shoulder. Not ideal unless they're super light and I'm not carrying my usual heavy load of miscellaneous items.

It's a Stone + Cloth bag and for what I need it works well :)

Even when the clouds roll in, Vancouver is beautiful. I think this was shot from up on Cypress at one of the lookout points. 

Even when the clouds roll in, Vancouver is beautiful. I think this was shot from up on Cypress at one of the lookout points. 

This little book has a cool bit of facts of California in it. I find it really interesting (maybe useful one day?). Who knew the state song is (was?) "I love you, California"? In this little yellow book of mine is a whole bunch of to-dos and reminders. I've tried the electronic way before but I'm a person who loves the tangible and writing things down really helps me remember... sometimes.

This little book has a cool bit of facts of California in it. I find it really interesting (maybe useful one day?). Who knew the state song is (was?) "I love you, California"? In this little yellow book of mine is a whole bunch of to-dos and reminders. I've tried the electronic way before but I'm a person who loves the tangible and writing things down really helps me remember... sometimes.

Ambleside in West Vancouver. Despite the current weather today being somewhere in the 30 C range, it was extremely cold the day I took this photograph. Jackets were required.

Ambleside in West Vancouver. Despite the current weather today being somewhere in the 30 C range, it was extremely cold the day I took this photograph. Jackets were required.

A quick snap :)

A quick snap :)

The gentleman in the orange sells the Megaphone magazine. Check out what they do at: http://www.megaphonemagazine.com/

The gentleman in the orange sells the Megaphone magazine. Check out what they do at: http://www.megaphonemagazine.com/