Signing off for a bit :)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Livnius, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Real Name:
    Hi all.

    Just a quick one to wish you all the best over the Christmas - New Years break, I'll be signing off for a the wee hours of the morning I'll be getting on the big bird to the US and Canada for 8 weeks. Apart from new years in Vegas the majority of my time will spent snowboarding BC and parts of Alberta....including some Heliboarding in the Selkirk mountains area.

    Will drop in once in a while to check up on you guys and see just who is suffering the latest outbreak of GAS, who else has been bitten by the Rattlesnake and whether consensus has been formed over Panasonics high ISO versus Olympus JPEGS ;)

    Just to fill you all in on the details that matter:

    ITINERARY: (8 weeks)

    LA-Vegas (new years)


    Vancouver (got Canucks v Ducks tickets!!)

    Mount Baker....Nelson....Revelstoke....
    Kicking Horse...Fernie....Calgary.

    Vegas....LA....Home :)

    The gear:

    Lib Tech 159 TRS-BTx snowboard
    Salomon Synapse boots
    Burton Gore-Tex gloves, pants, jacket.
    NZ Icebreaker Merino layers.
    Burton Prophecy 2011 Bindings
    Giro G10 helmet
    Spy Orbit & Electric EG2 goggles.

    The gear II:

    Panasonic GF1
    14/2.5 - 25/1.4 - 45/1.8 - Oly 9-18
    SMC Takumar 50/1.4
    Various ND & CPL filters
    Remote timer shutter control
    Vanguard Novello travel tripod
    300gb WD hard drive
    Domke F5XB

    First things first, I hope myself and all my mates make it out of mad new years wek in Vegas minus any Hangover type incidents :) secondly, that we get to ride the steep and deep pow terrain and heliboard unscathed, an last but most certainly not least....I hope to take heaps of amazing images on what will be my first true photographic travel adventure...and who knows, a few of those shots may even be keepers :)

    Also, I can confidently say that it is only thanks to the generous input from you bunch of folks on this forum that I feel I am able to approach my photography during this time with any sort of confidence at all. 6 months ago I'd never had anything other than a point and shoot in my hands. Thanks again.

    Take care, all the best to you and yours and see you all on here soon enough.

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  2. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
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    Richard Elliott
    You forgot duct tape to hold your GF1 on your helmet to shoot movies as you go down the slopes.
  3. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
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    Extremely jealous!

    Have fun and stay safe, looking forward to seeing the photos when you get back!
  4. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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    You lucky cuss, Joe ! Have a great time and take lots of photos! Happy New Year!:biggrin:
  5. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
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    Kelly Gibbons
    Dude, I'm in alberta when will you be here?

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  6. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Safe travels! Let us know how it goes!
  7. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Yes let us know and post many pictures
  8. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    take care. show us the photos when you get back.
  9. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    If you enjoy "street" shooting, check out Venice Beach while in LA. You will find quite a plethora of subjects! Photography -wise, I find it the most interesting place in Southern California.

    Enjoy your holiday.
  10. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Have fun Livnius :)
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  11. Yotsuba

    Yotsuba Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2010
    Sound like lots of fun!

    Enjoy bro!
  12. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2011
    Boise, Idaho
    Have fun.. be careful.. broken legs are painful.. LOL
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Sounds like an incredible trip. Stay safe and hope you have great light!