Bring the power pack

Years ago, I standardized on the DeWalt 20v MAX system for work and the battery packs have become ubiquitous around home and the office. I’ve been thinking about how I can use the packs to power a remote time-lapse system for taking long exposure shots, in remote areas, over long intervals. This is something I haven’t been able to do with the stock Nikon EN-EL 15 packs, even with a grip holding a second one. So, for about $50, I built myRead more

Chasing Totality

With the “Great American Eclipse” drawing nearer, I was compelled to seize the opportunity and see the phenomenon for myself. Startup work is too unpredictable to make firm plans, so I made vague plans to set out for a National Forest that would allow wilderness camping without a permit at the last minute. Wyoming was my original plan and, after checking the weather forecast a few days out, I locked in Bridger-Teton National Forest as my destination (with a workRead more

Go West!

With a public holiday on a Thursday, I had the urge to get out of town for a few days. I jumped in the car and headed West. Here are a few things I found along the way: The Long Unwinding Road Nowhere does long, straight roads like rural Australia. I could never keep attention on the task long enough to measure any of the long stretches, but some go well past the horizon. This particular stretch was somewhere betweenRead more