Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lost Nikon Coolpix P5000 what happens if you lose your camera when traveling? My daughter has lost hers while walking the el camino santiago pilgrimage. I am trying to help her find her camera, I am hoping another pilgrim would have picked it up and may try to find who it belongs to. If this person tries to search this lost camera I am also hoping that they will find one of the posts that I have made. I have also found a site that helps people who have or have found a camera. It is a great site that makes it easy to list the camera and location of lost or found cameras, it also provides a gallery to upload photos to help with identification. Great idea, here is a link to Here is a description of where and how my daughter thinks she lost here camera,
I had my camera leaving Fromista. I'm pretty sure I also had it in the next town 3.8 km later called Poblacion de Campos. After this town there was a choice to walk along the road or to walk along the river and we chose the path along the river, about 10 km later in Villalcazar de Sirga I went to take a picture and realized that i didnt have my camera anymore. In those 10 km we only passed through one small town called Villovieco, but we stopped other places in the shade along the path and it must have just fell out of my bag at some point. So, it could be anywhere along this 10 km stretch of path beside the river. I should've gone back to look for it, but it was hot and the thought of walking backwards in the sun with no shade overpowered the desire to find my camera. I regretted that later when I was rested again, but well thats what happened.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

In an earlier post I made reference to the change in this blog from cameras to bicycles. It is still winter here in Grand Forks so not to much has happened with but have received their first stock of the new Panasonic TS3. I think this is the camera for me with bike touring. As in the past Contact Photo Arts is one of the first stores to have stock of this new camera. Here is a link to their products page, Bill

Monday, January 24, 2011

One more from the Canary Islands, we were fortunate to catch this traveling exhibit of Rodin sculptures on a street in Las Palmas. There were five in total and they seemed to be enjoying the sun and warmth as much as we were. G1 with 20 Bill

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy New year everyone. I know I am a little late but we have had a very busy start to the year 2011. With this post my blog will began slowly to change. My life is more about bicycles now than cameras. We now have a new business found here Cycle For Fun and it has now been one year since we sold Contact Photo Arts. I am still a part time employee for the new owners of Contact Photo Arts and I am still helping people find the right camera for their needs but I also have other interests, two of which are cycling and travel. Cycle for Fun is a retail home based sales business selling recumbent and semi recumbent bicycles. One of these bicycles folds and fits into a suitcase, perfect for taking your bicycle with you on a holiday. We did just that this January taking a Cruzbike Quest folding recumbent with us to the Canary Islands to visit our daughter who has been living there. If it wasn't for this visit I don't think we would have ever discovered the Canary Islands as it is a place few North Americans seem to visit. This trip was my first with a bicycle in a suitcase. I have always dreamed of landing at an exotic airport, opening my suitcase, putting together my bicycle and riding off into the sunset. I know there are other people with a similar dream, if you are one of them I have published an article Traveling with the Cruzbike Quest. I did take my Panasonic G1 on this trip with just one lens, the 20 mm 1.7, I enjoyed having just one lens and it was also an interesting travel experience for me because as much as I like capturing photos this trip was not just about capturing those photos but also riding through a foreign and very interesting landscape. I will be posting more photos here and in a gallery at Cycle For Fun Happy new year, Bill