Sunday, January 10, 2010
Just What I Need
"That's just what you need -- another camera bag." Those were the words I heard from my wife last week after I heard that I'd won a photo contest, and the prize was a new camera bag. The winning image is pictured above. I submitted it to OnOne Software's December Photo Contest on selective focus. OnOne makes some great software that I use a lot -- PhotoTools, PhotoFrame, and Genuine Fractals. So when I heard about the contest, I entered a couple of images. The prize was a backpack camera bag made by a new company called Gura Gear. Right now, they make only one bag called the Kiboko. Here's the link to their web site and the bag. And here's the link to the OnOne blog. Ironically, the company is located in Houston so I received the backpack in a day or two after the contest ended. So far, I'm impressed by the size and attention to detail. Seems like a nice bag. It's designed for the wildlife photograher, so it will hold large lenses with camera bodies attached. I'll post a full review after I've used it a few times. As a side note, this image was taken last spring for the Bay Area Photo Club's assignment of self portrait. As I remember, it didn't score very well. Just goes to show you how subjective photography is. Evidently it struck a chord with the judge of the photo contest because there were over 230 entries. It's an honor to win the contest, and I'm sure I'll be putting the backpack to good use.