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  1. AndrewF

    How Prepared Are You?

    No bag per se Because one of my hobbies is back country camping, I'm pretty much set for anything, including treating water. Our normal pantry has about a week of food and if I'm getting ready to go camping, I have at least 2 weeks worth of dehydrated foods in portions large enough to keep...
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    Love mine enough I have several pair. I have the Komodo LS's and a couple of others, but the Komodo LS's are my favourite. Mine get drenched regularly in the spring, summer and fall as I use them kayaking. I also basically live in them for those seasons, hence why I have two pair of these...
  3. AndrewF

    For Andrew

    Hey Smkie, I really like this. What I find most impressive is between the two main trunks, all the branches seem to provide a 'background' which has an amazing texture. Beautifully done!
  4. AndrewF

    Photo Critique Thread *For ALL Photos*

    Sizing aside, Cali, for the dog shots, I'd suggest getting lower. That change in perspective will yield photos that are more gripping. Don't be afraid to shoot up close and wide for a different kind of portrait as well. As for the photo of your mother, I'd suggest watching your background...
  5. AndrewF

    Happy new year!

    A happy new year to all of you! :)
  6. AndrewF

    Photo Critique Thread *For ALL Photos*

    Red Chrome, The long and short of it is you have a real knack for shooting both people and pets. Take control of the camera a bit more by slipping into aperture priority and experiment with your depth of field. Also be wary of backgrounds that are especially bright. Play with the angle...
  7. AndrewF

    Camera people: Canon 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8?

    The difference is exactly 1/2 of a stop. You don't gain a huge amount of extra light, extra view-finder brightness or added bokeh for the cost you pay over the 1.8. Unless you really need the half-stop, you're better sticking with the 1.8. For the money, they're the best bang for the buck...
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    Photo Critique Thread *For ALL Photos*

    It's funny how naughty, below the belt and my name get tossed around together. :D I'll have a thorough once-over a bit later tonight, but for CrystalGSD, when there's a lot of snow or sand in the photo - even in the background - try giving +1 or 2 to the exposure compensation. Play around...
  9. AndrewF

    Canadian, Eh?

    SW Ontario here. Grass is greener now than it was in July.
  10. AndrewF

    All in how you interpret it

    Amen. :D
  11. AndrewF

    Would you use GPS to track your child?

    I've never been given a reason to track my kids, but I have no issues tracking them by any means if I deem it required. On the flip-side, they also know I can and will do that, so that knowledge may just be the ounce of prevention needed. They also know that if they try turning said features...
  12. AndrewF

    Best betta desk setup?

    You're probably okay with that. Also, if I recall correctly, they do some mouth-breathing at the surface - but you'll want to double check that.
  13. AndrewF

    For Andrew

    I love it! That first one has the perfect point of view. The second begs the question, is it coming or going? I ask because it looks like something that could be photographed for hours. And did I mention that first one is brilliant?!
  14. AndrewF

    Changling, one of my garden dwellers

    Cute little sucker! Great shot of the butterfly as well. :)
  15. AndrewF

    snake in the grass

    Love the first shot, smkie! Great pose he gave you, and you nailed it perfectly.
  16. AndrewF

    Cute Little Bugger (bird)

    Gut shot on this is a Song Sparrow. Very nicely captured.
  17. AndrewF

    Hiker peeps

    Not sure if there's a MEC near you or not, but they generally have evertything you would need. It's best to go in person to check out the wares, but the MEC branded tents & sleeping bags are quite good. will give you an idea of what they have to offer in the way of backpacks...
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    Canada Pension raises retirement age for those under 54!

    I'm sure they did. However, if I'm forced to pay into it with the promise of get paid out when I turn 65, and then they change that age to 67 without my consent, there's something wrong with the system. Pony up when you said you would for the right amount, or give me back what I've contributed...
  19. AndrewF

    Non-dog pictures - countryside.

    Beautiful shots, Dizzy. I especially love your composition of the last one. Very nicely done!
  20. AndrewF

    Some scenery

    Beautiful photos! You live in a stunning location. I hope you bring the camera with you more often! :)