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    The ultimate photo trip?

    884,000 km, 177 countries, 26 years but only 2 cameras, an M6 and a Leicaflex SL. Nice inspiration when I struggle to get off my but for a short photo weekend and then can't decide which camera to take

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    Re: The ultimate photo trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Nice inspiration when I struggle to get off my but for a short photo weekend and then can't decide which camera to take
    Photo trip or denial of life...responsibility...commitments.

    Jorgen...you have a history with clients and family...friends and associates which precludes a free association life outside of society and dare I say it responsibility.

    To find a balance is much more difficult and nuanced than the free association involved in trekking without the requisite commitments of community and family.

    At a distance it looks attractive but probably more like Coke light than the real real thing...

    I would rather capture a couple of decent photographs a year and live in a stable family...community...social construct than capture the world and end up abstracted and alone...as a distracted observer of life rather than an active participant.


    JMHO...as a rather conservative old man.

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    Re: The ultimate photo trip?

    You have some good points there, Bob. I'm going to some rather obscure places in a neighbouring country this week, staying away for 5 days. That's the longest I want to stay away from those dear to me, at least those whom I relate to during my everyday life, and that is not going to change anytime soon. I actually look more forward to the birthday party of the 2 year old next Sunday than to tomorrow interesting travels



    Still, for some people, being "on the road" (or should that be "on the run"?) has become a lifestyle, and possibly the only lifestyle they can live with.
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    Re: The ultimate photo trip?

    Very well said sir!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Photo trip or denial of life...responsibility...commitments.

    Jorgen...you have a history with clients and family...friends and associates which precludes a free association life outside of society and dare I say it responsibility.

    To find a balance is much more difficult and nuanced than the free association involved in trekking without the requisite commitments of community and family.

    At a distance it looks attractive but probably more like Coke light than the real real thing...

    I would rather capture a couple of decent photographs a year and live in a stable family...community...social construct than capture the world and end up abstracted and alone...as a distracted observer of life rather than an active participant.


    JMHO...as a rather conservative old man.

    Bob
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    Re: The ultimate photo trip?

    Priceless Jorgen. And so would I, my friend, with mine.

    Have a safe trip to and fro.
    Warmest regards.
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    I actually look more forward to the birthday party of the 2 year old next Sunday than to tomorrow interesting travels



    Still, for some people, being "on the road" (or should that be "on the run"?) has become a lifestyle, and possibly the only lifestyle they can live with.

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    Re: The ultimate photo trip?

    If you are looking for something that can produce extremely sharp images, excellent (modern) colour and is compact, consider the Leuca 75mm Summarit. You'll see three shots with it here, showing distance (all sharp, at f11) and closer up wider open work: A7R with Leica 75mm Summarit-M

    Were I looking for something a bit faster with a gentler rendition, especially wide open, the CV 75 f1.8 looks interesting....

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    Re: The ultimate photo trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    884,000 km, 177 countries, 26 years but only 2 cameras, an M6 and a Leicaflex SL. Nice inspiration when I struggle to get off my but for a short photo weekend and then can't decide which camera to take

    Gunther, Christine and Otto

    Gunther Holtorf's 23 Year Road Trip - YouTube
    I guess that Gunther, Christine and Otto were not held back by some boring job community or family, good on them I wish I could have done something like that.

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