Review: Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW

I’ve got camera shoulder bags that look like briefcases; a rolling bag that carries the works; a heavy duty backpack that’s great for a long day on the trail with big glass; an ultra-light daypack that carries one body and just 2 lenses; and many others. And now I’m enjoying the new Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW® — an innovative backpack that does it all — carrying a lot, with quick access, and protection for my gear in the great outdoors.

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Clouds Over Ipswich Bay

Sometimes I feel as though I’ve been conditioned by the great late god of Kodachrome to seek out and photograph perfect blue skies. But here over Ipswich Bay in Massachusetts one evening, as darkening clouds block the setting sun, I feel liberated for a moment from the urge to photograph cobalt blue and puffy-white cumulus clouds. Seeing these shades of grey, tan and pale yellow over the glistening bay I feel freer than before.

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Eliot Porter: An Appreciation of a 20th Century Master of Landscape Photography

Although I was the son of a professional cinematographer and still photographer, the names of photographic giants Ansel Adams and Edward Weston were of little importance to me. At the moment I first turned the pages of “In Wildness” in our living room, my teenaged mind — swirling with the psychedelic imagery of the Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix and 1960’s pop art— was brought to a new place by the large-format, sublime, color photographs of Eliot Porter.

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