Blyde River canyon II

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Comments (10)

Snemann on April 23, 2008

A stunning view!

Graham Hobbs on April 23, 2008

great place, great day, a polarizer to make the greens zing - yuh, and happy memories too. thanks, Snemann

Lecleire Jacques on May 5, 2008

Great picture Graham. Thank you for sharing.

Greetings, Jacques from Belgium

Joan Kleynhans on May 21, 2008

The greens do zing! Thank you for commenting on my photos. You are right about the equipment. My Olympus U700 died for no reason. It's only advantage was that it was nice and compact and had an underwater housing. I'm in the market for an upgrade - any suggestions? Regards Joan

Graham Hobbs on May 22, 2008

hi Joan - no real suggestions for equipment - it depends so much on your budget and ambitions - most serious hobby photographers will use an SLR camera because of the control and expandability - but within that you're talking from a few £100 to a few £1 000. If you like the waterproofing and convenience, there are several submersible compact cameras on the market. 7-12 Mp is fine for most uses. But stick to bigger brands, check websites and talk to dealers - there's no best camera, just what's best for you. And ask other contacs on Panoramio too - helpful and knowledgeable bunch, I find. Best Regards, Graham.

Graham Hobbs on May 22, 2008

P.S., Joan - forgot to mention - click on 'extra information' to see what people are using - if it's digital it will probably show up, providng the image hasn't been changed too much on the computer - and there's a whole other story too... :)

Joan Kleynhans on May 22, 2008

Thank you Graham - I am thinking of a Pentax K20D - not so fussed about the underwater housing - not doing much diving. My very first camera was a Pentax K1000 SLR - heavy and unwieldy by modern standards, but still a great camera! It is just so much easier and cheaper to do digital photography, but I have been fooling around with middle of the range compact cameras. Thank you for taking the time! Best regards. Joan

Graham Hobbs on May 22, 2008

Hi Joan that's a lot of camera, but make sure you buy a big memory card if you go for it - I used Pentax K10D, Z-1, 67 and 67II for the photos in my gallery, so you're not going to catch me discouraging you! Enjoy. Graham

Karoo on June 15, 2008

Amazing! I really want to go!

Hardy Givson on December 9, 2012

Good spot for Picnic...!!!

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