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It was really fun to see who had visited the cache, and what other cachers look like! (suprising with the span of ages and people that do geocaching!)

A weird hobby where you don't meet the others very much...



There are quite a few "camera" caches like that here in Ontario.

It IS strange! I always expect to see someone else out with their GPS trying to track down the same cache as me, but never do.

I suppose it's not a very social hobby!
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It was really fun to see who had visited the cache, and what other cachers look like! (suprising with the span of ages and people that do geocaching!)

A weird hobby where you don't meet the others very much...



There are quite a few "camera" caches like that here in Ontario.

It IS strange! I always expect to see someone else out with their GPS trying to track down the same cache as me, but never do.

I suppose it's not a very social hobby!


Greg, do you have a website of these camera caches or caches in general for Ontario? I'm looking into buying a portable GPS for hiking, and it would be cool to find these caches on my hikes.
Also, I just picked up a Canon 10-22 as well, i LOVE it. such a fun lens to use.

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30d with Canon's 10-22USM and an L series portrait lens


Also, I just picked up a Canon 10-22 as well, i LOVE it. such a fun lens to use.


Add a third CartoTalker with that lens since my last post in here—picked up mint as second hand unit about half the retail price—the ironic thing is the friend I used to borrow this lens of just had hers fall apart and may be an expensive fix I suspect. Well guess she built up some lens karma with all the times I borrowed it so now a chance to return the favour.
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I just picked up a Canon 10-22 as well, i LOVE it. such a fun lens to use.


It is a fun lens! I find the distortion to be a bit cumbersome at times, but the "lens correction" filter in photoshop does a great job of warping the distortion back to reality.


Greg, do you have a website of these camera caches or caches in general for Ontario? I'm looking into buying a portable GPS for hiking, and it would be cool to find these caches on my hikes.


I use geocaching.com. ( Its a fairly standard venue for caches ) You can enter your postal code, and it will bring up a google map of the caches around you. then you can just click the "send to GPS" button (if you have a Garmin) and you'll be on your way!

I don't think there is a specific index for camera caches, but it is usually listed in the description, so you could probably just do a search.

If you want to look me up, my geocaching.com username is "killerwhaletank"
I have found 98 caches so far :D
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Add a third CartoTalker with that lens since my last post in here—picked up mint as second hand unit about half the retail price—the ironic thing is the friend I used to borrow this lens of just had hers fall apart and may be an expensive fix I suspect. Well guess she built up some lens karma with all the times I borrowed it so now a chance to return the favour.


Make that 3.5, it's on my wishlist :) Then again, so is the new 50D (or a 40D, I have a hunch they'll drop in price and since the few differences between them are not things I'm terribly worried about...)
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Traveling, as much as possible! Lots of days hiking with my wife, son and dog. I have climbed all over for the last 20 years, but parenting has slowed my opportunities for getting out to the cliffs lately. I get a kick out of being an amateur bicycle mechanic as I love riding bikes. My shed is pretty geeked out with a pegboard wall of tools. Climbing and biking are great themes for exploring maps.

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I'm way into digital infrared photography. No DSLR for me yet (i've got my eyes on the new Nikon D90 :insert drooling emoticon here:) but I'm having a blast with my old Nikon 995 since i cracked it open and replaced the internal filter. (shameless plug). People think I'm nuts when I start gushing about how cool shooting IR is, so I'll just stop right there! :P

On the near horizon, I see letterpress printing becoming a huge time and money sink for me too. I can't seem to steer clear of letterpress websites, manuals, and shops lately. I fear its only a matter of time before I plunk down a bit of cash (and sacrifice a good chunk of my living-space) to an old press and a box of woodcut type. I've got some ideas for some cartographic exercises in letterpress that I'm itching to play with, it literally keeps me up at night thinking through the project!

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Giving this thread a little nudge... I've recently started uploading a lot of my older photos to Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hans905/. Any other Cartotalkers on Flickr by any chance?
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Giving this thread a little nudge... I've recently started uploading a lot of my older photos to Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hans905/. Any other Cartotalkers on Flickr by any chance?


Great photos Hans! My "hobby" is rock climbing and you have visited some of my favorite areas: J-Tree and Zion. I learned to climb at Garden of the Gods, the climber pictured is on the route "Potholes" and for some extra fun one jumps from red tower to white after completing the climb.

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Giving this thread a little nudge... I've recently started uploading a lot of my older photos to Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hans905/. Any other Cartotalkers on Flickr by any chance?


Yes, I'm on flickr. It's become an addiction. http://www.flickr.co...drew_makepeace/

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Ok I'll bite - in order of least to most sedentary. Pretty much all of the so called "extreme/gravity" sports - snowboarding, mountaineering/climbing, rafting, kayaking, mt. biking. Been getting a little more into road biking these days as well. Also photography - was a film purist for a while. Finally picked up a a Canon G9 a couple years back and am taking much more digital and saving lots of mone. DSLR is the next step. Watching basketball - mostly NBA - is a real addiction of mine. And reading.

Lots of geochachers on here. Haven't really gotten into it but might someday. A few years back I guided one of the "top" geocachers up mt. shasta so she could place a geocache on the summit. Anyone here visited that cache?

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Interesting...many CartoTalkers here do have similar hobbies,esp photography. I tend to like photo-works with scenery or old architectures features too. But I don't carry around with a camera so obviously I'm no-where an advanced photographer. I could still capture some nice views once in a while (- with my simple camera -).

Other than NG wallpapers; I also recommend this
http://photoclub.canadiangeographic.ca
to look at the professionals' work.

Q: What exactly is "geocaching"? (Is it something like "scavenger hunt" with a manual compass or GPS?)


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I have many small hobbies - canoeing, snowboarding, camping. My main activity outside of work is building sets for theater. I work with a couple of local theaters helping design lighting and scenery for their shows.




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