Note: Photos are readily available to copy by individuals for STRICTLY Non Commercial use ONLY ...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
NOT ALL the World lives on Social Media ..
Was fortunate enough to get an invite to attend the HMCCQ Centenary Veteran Motorcycle Rally based out of the Flinders Peak Winery north of Boondah SE Qld a few months ago . Knowing full well most would not be on ANY Social Media platforms gave the organisers the link to an album put up of photos I liked from the first four days of the event on the website at a better resolution and filesize for them to copy WITHOUT bugging me . :)
I just rechecked the stats and the "single image views" are now over 80,000 World Wide with 8,065 in the last 30 days even though the event was 3 months ago !!!
Remember its Holtys NOT Holties
Sunday, September 2, 2018
OK , a short blurb . Well it is a blog after all Holty and knowing you it wont be short ...
If you know me at all you already know I only got back into hobby photography ( as in I dont wish to earn money , its MY release ) a few years ago after my Spinal Surgeon and a few other "wise ones " suggested strongly that all that good stuff was over , even playing any sport including golf . Hmm . Worried , no not really I got to 60 and that's about 40 more than a lot of people gave me ....
The brain still works like Im about 30 and never stops 24/7 so for the last few years I have been looking at various forms of remote shooting for the cameras . Even make a few test rigs and all the other usual stuff . Sticking GoPros on base plates or poles , pocket cameras on window washing extension poles and remote Hahnel Captur Wifi triggers for the DSLRs , putting ladders on the back of the ute and the list goes on . All a bit of fun but not even close to what was in my head because I wanted the quality photos off a DSLR but nothing would hold or operate correctly with the weight ...I currently have a Wireless Gopro , Canon wireless on the G7X mk2 , Camfi , Camfo Pro and have just started with using DSLR Controller ( but only tethered to a tablet or the laptop at present . ) Im also keeping an eye on Arsenal and for WiFi Pan and Tilt heads will wait until 1st Qtr 2019 to have a play with the new CamRanger 2
Now the STRANGE part and the reason for this blog
By chance and at some ungodly hour on the net I stumbled across the EXACT SOLUTION to one half of my challenge and that allows me to get off climbing up ladders on the back of the ute . Now the weird part , been looking for years and then within a matter of minutes find two almost IDENTICAL products in Europe , even the same area and at the EXACT same price for the unit Im was interested in . Well they LOOK the same Holty ? Yep we have ALL been there haven't we buying sight unseen off the web !!!!
Same company ? different marketing strategies ? different client base ? Even went along the line of two brothers / partners fallen out ? Anyway NOT my problem , just want some information BEFORE I commit to "online " purchasing something I cant see or test from the other side of the world and with our dollar being down at present a bit rich for this black duck ...
Sent a few emails to both and received a reply from one in a very short time and have had MANY more back and forth answering my myriad of questions since . The other ? NO idea as I haven't heard back from either of the two emails I sent a few days apart !
Like I mentioned in the 1st sentence " If you know me " you will ALREADY know my answer . Im not the slightest interested in whats going on over there , they are out of my space and not in my face so each to their own ..
The unit I went with is from John at PHOTOMAST and is in transit from the EU and currently in the air . ( The link I used is the .com ENGLISH website ) Also if anyone is interested there is a demonstration video of the unit Im getting here . I still smile watching it that this is almost identical to what has been in my head , even down to a " stabliliser foot plate " !!!!