Dispatch Tour Phase 2 Complete
We visited all the Deseret Industries store in Washington, Oregon, and California over 10 days at the end of July. It was quite the trip. I ended up with a couple flannels and two older cameras. I’ve created a page dedicated to the Dispatch project. I’ll update the page regularly as we get closer to the end of the project. 24 stores left to visit…
Front/parking lot view of all 14 stores we visited. It was a very long drive.
Twin Falls, ID
Federal Way, WA
Los Angeles, CA
Chula Vista, CA
Cedar City, UT
Green River, Utah
While on the way to the DISPATCH Phase 2 we briefly stopped in Green River, Ut and shot a few photos. I’ll be reporting on the trip hopefully by Tuesday of next week. Here’s a few images until then.
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California Deseret Industries Tour Complete
We hit the last four Deseret Industries in California yesterday – Calimesa, Colton, Los Angeles, and Chula Vista. Some photos from the tour below. Tomorrow back to Utah and the warmth. You know you’ve spent the summer in the desert when San Diego seems cold.
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Good grief. 6am in San Francisco and a full day ahead. 8 Deseret Industries down and 4 to 6 to go.
Went to the ocean, drove along the coast and visited the Schulz museum.
This is also a bit of a test – I’m creating this entire post using only the WordPress App and a Galaxy 7 inch tablet.
More to come later!
I’ve been guiding a few Arches sunset tours for the Moab Adventure Center lately. It’s a great chance to get away from the computer and it forces me into Arches for a few hours.
I don’t have a lot of time for serious photography while on the tours but I’ve gotten some chances to play a little more with my Ricoh GR and the double exposure feature, and I occasionally see folks with cool cameras that are willing to be included in my Cameras of Canyonlands project.
On a separate note, we’re leaving on phase 2 of the DISPATCH (Deseret Industries Super Photo Adventure Tour) tomorrow.
We’re going to hit the Deseret Industries in Idaho, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, and southern California. It should be 3800 miles of thrift store mayhem… my next post will be from the road and hopefully I’ll have some new DI photos to share.
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I got off the river Saturday evening. Here’s a video of some of the low water highlights.
A couple large projects in Colorado have kept me really busy these past few weeks. I’ve been able to take a few photos though… Including one of the “supermoon” (can I rant about how stupid media outlets have to have a supposedly marketable name for every single thing?) and one semi-self-portrait. I’m happy to share a few. The high mountains of Colorado in spring are beautiful. All photos here shot with the Ricoh GR. Enjoy.
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I’ve written and illustrated two children’s books that are now available in print and digital versions; Coyote Life, and The Cat’s Glasses. If you’ve got kids, check them out. If you enjoy them, please leave a review, tell your friends, etc. Thanks.
Kid’s Books: The Cat’s Glasses
Does your cat need glasses? How do you know? Follow one little boy as he tries to find out in The Cat’s Glasses by Quinn Hall
Don’t forget to check out some of the fine art prints for sale in my Etsy shop.
My wife Leah also makes and sells some pretty cool leather stuff like minimalist wallets and camera straps. Check out her Etsy store for some cool gear.
Photography T Shirts and Stickers at Redbubble:
Topo Designs Travel Bag and Trip Pack Unboxing and Overview
New Updated Video of the Topo Designs Travel Bag…
A quick video of the unboxing and initial exploration of of the Topo Designs Travel Bag and Trip Pack. One of my favorite bags to this point – a bag I’ve schlepped across most of the U.S, South and Central America, and a large portion of Europe is the Patagonia MLC. It’s been a great bag and holds enough stuff to get by, but not enough to weigh you down. After having and using both the Topo Designs Daypack and Mountain bag, I’ve been impressed enough to want a few more. I sold several courier bags, a laptop bag (Timbuk2 and Patagonia both), and even a Topo Designs Duffel to get the new travel pack and trip bag. Although I like the Patagonia bags, I really like that the Topo Designs Bags are made in the U.S.A. – enough that I’m willing to pay a premium for them. That, and the ones I already own have aged well, held up admirably, and they come out of the wash looking almost new.
I like the size of the larger travel bag. It’s about the same size as the Patagonia MLC I was so familiar with, and it fits about the same amount of stuff. I can pack enough clothes for a week and a little extra. My initial impression of the trip pack is that it’s a tad small. It’s really cool that it attaches to the front of the travel bag, although I can’t really see when I’ll use that. Maybe it’s a little gimmicky, but it’s a gimmick I can get behind. I love a good system. I can fit a water bottle, a very small jacket and only two small cameras in it. I suppose that’s enough for most adventures, but I like to pack a little heavy – journals, and assortment of pens, some pliers, etc. Maybe the trip pack will force me to lighten my load a little, which couldn’t really hurt. I’ll try to take some more photos of the bags as I use them and I’ll revisit some of my first impressions in a later post.