For those of you who may be going to Canowindra for the Balloon Challenge, you are likely to spend some time in Cowra down the road. This is the old WW2 prison camp site, Cowra. There is not much of the camp left, just some foundations in an empty field. Read more about Cowra here:

Royal Easter Show

I enjoyed my visit to the Royal Easter Show in Sydney last weekend. I will be back there soon to cover more stories, but last weekend the focus was on a gentleman who had to allow bees to swarm over his chest and neck. All in the name of apiarists everywhere! I won’t post any photos of that just yet, but you will be able to read about it later in Wildlife Secrets magazine. The show is a great experience, as you can see by the look on the face of the happy customer below: Image


The stunt riding team thrilled the crowd:

Best not to try this at home, either. Stunt riding team in action.

Using the Think Tank SubUrban 20

Using the Think Tank SubUrban 20

Configuration of the bag for working at the Royal Easter Show. On this occasion I had a 28-70 2.8 lens mounted on an EOS 60D. Also in the bag, a flash unit and a Sigma 50 mm f1.4 lens plus spare battery, memory cards and note book. Water bottle was pushed into an elastic pocket on the side of the bag.

My Review of Sun-Sniper Steel, Black on Black Camera Strap with Insurance


Originally submitted at Adorama

California Sunbounce Sun-Sniper Steel, Black on Black Camera Strap with Insurance

Comfortable to use

By Doglet from Sydney, Australia on 3/23/2013
4out of 5

Pros: Strong Construction, Comfortable, Well Padded

Cons: Strap Pad Moves

Best Uses: Comfort, Supporting Camera

Describe Yourself: Photo Enthusiast

Was this a gift?: No

I am a journalist who at times takes my own photographs to accompany stories. So on occasions I have my camera out all day. The Sun Sniper strap carries the Canon EOS camera well. It is a lot more comfortable than a neck strap as the shoulder (in my case the left) supports the weight of the camera.

The only real fault is the strap pad moves off the shoulder when the camera is brought up to shoot so I often have to re-position the pad on my shoulder. This is not a big hassle but it is something to be aware of. With the camera in position down on the hip the pad stays in position and is very comfortable.

I recommend checking the screw attachment to the camera base before each use. The manufacturer also recommends this.