BackCountryBound

Making Memories

Unknown to me, until we returned from our Alaskan adventure, my wife captured this moment of me doing what I love.  The photographer seldom gets in the picture.  I was obviously in deep thought and focused at 14,000 feet.  Thank you Lynda, I love you, Ron

14,000 feet over Mt. McKinley, Alaska in a bush plane

Tranquility is "BackCountryBound"

If you like this slideshow, I encourage you to go down to the gallery, "The Smoky Mountains". Contained in that gallery is a slideshow/movie set to music of many years traversing and photographing the Smoky Mountains. Click on it, open it up to full screen, turn up the sound, sit back and relax.

Smokey Mountains approaching the Cataloochee Preserve

Smokey Mountains approaching the Cataloochee Preserve

Photography today has allowed us to capture so many fleeting moments in our lives, that would otherwise be lost and left up to only our memory.  Technology has allowed us to share these moments around the globe, almost instantly with family and friends.

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In the navigation bar at the top, click on "About" to learn a little bit about us.  Any questions you may contact us at: bcbrubicon@aol.com






Africa 2017

Current "Featured Gallery"

The galleries currently in the "Featured Galleries" section below are all from our  recent trip to Africa.  We went to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana.  We spent 6 days in South Africa at Kapama Southern Camp, before traveling by train for 4 days, up to Victoria Falls.


For the photographers out there.  I was using the new mirrorless flagship model from Olympus, the EM1 Mk2, with the 7-14mm f2.8 Pro lens, 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens, 40-150 f2.8 Pro lens and their 17mm 1.8 and 25mm f1.8 prime lens.  As a backup camera, I used the Olympus EM5 Mk2.  I utilized a cotton carrier harness, allowing me to have 2 camera bodies and lens securely attached to me with safety straps in case something happened.  This allowed great freedom of movement, getting in and out of safari vehicles without them swinging around.


The EM1 Mk2, with the 12-40mm Pro f2.8 lens is marketed as a fully weatherproof system.  I can attest to their great weather sealing capabilities as we traversed on foot the almost mile long Victoria Falls area.  Water, not just a mist came at us from every direction and the camera never hesitated once.

        

I also have to give extremely high  ratings to the Olympus 5 axis image stabilization system.  Especially in a moving vehicle on dirt trails at night, let alone during the daylight hours.


This trip was at the top of our "bucket list".  We can not say enough about Kapama Private Game Reserve.  It was first class all the way and was extremely accommodating to photographers.  Hope you enjoy our journey below, in the "Featured Galleries" section. Watch for a movie camera icon to come up in the lower left of some pictures indicating a video and turn up the sound.



 




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