Phil Sees His Shadow
Phil, the groundhog, saw his shadow in Punxsutawney, PA, predicting six more weeks of winter for 2010.
2 marks Groundhog Day, a tradition celebrated by the US and Canada, that reveres the hope for warmth and spring's
arrival. It is believed that on this day, the groundhog (named Phil)
out of his hole after a winter hibernation to look for his shadow. If
he sees his shadow, Phil will retreat to his burrow, foretelling six
weeks of bad weather and a lingering winter. But if he fails to see his
shadow, he will leave his burrow and spring is said to arrive early.
Learn about the history of Groundhog Day...
Time to Spring for Macro Gear!
have probably spent these cold winter days, longing for the opportunity
to get outside and snap some pictures with your Really Right Stuff gear
again. With the arrival of spring in six weeks, it is time to
prepare for the best time of year for macro photography.
The changing seasons brings us photographers the gift of blossoming
flowers and rich colors. Really Right Stuff appreciates the beauty of
macro photography and wants to help you capture the splendor of nature
in its detailed perfection. When developing our line of equipment, we
strive to match the precision and beauty of the nature you photograph.
Participate in the 2010 RRS Spring Photo Contest!
Spring is almost here, and what better way to celebrate its arrival than a Photo Contest! In the spirit of our featured B150-B, we strongly encouraging you to experiment with macro photography.
Spring 2010 Photo Contest Rules
Email us your best spring shots.
|NEW! RRS Website Offers 360° Interactive Viewing
Really Right Stuff believes that our customers deserve nothing but the best. That is why we manufacture the highest quality products and offer expert customer support. We know that selecting the perfect photo gear is a huge investment and can be daunting especially without the ability to hold and inspect the product you are looking into.
Because a static product photo can only show so much, our website is now offering an interactive 360° view for many of our popular products. This means you can zoom-in and rotate our B150-B
to your heart's content by simply clicking and dragging your cursor. This is just another way Really Right Stuff can show appreciation for our customers.
Websites are nice, but nothing beats a paper catalog full of our gear. Call or email us today; we'd love to send you a copy of our 20th Anniversary, 72-page full color print catalog.
Our catalog is also available as a downloadable PDF. Click here
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"Tide Pools at Palisades Bluff"by Joe Johnson, Image © 2009 Joe Johnson
Location: Shell Beach, California,
23 July 2009, 7:23 PM
Canon 1D Mark III; EF 24-105mm f/4L lens with circular polarizer @ 24mm; ISO 100; Multiple exposures processed as single HDR image using Photomatix; Flash: MT-24EX
TP-243 tripod, BH-55 LR ballhead, B150-B Ultimate Package, MPR-1 Rail fitted to Canon 180mm/f3.5 macro lens, B87-B flash bracket with dual flash mount and dual FA-EX1 flash extenders. Canon MT-24EX macro twin lite
A Focus on Macro
We've had quite a lot of feedback on this image
that also appears on page 62 of our catalog so we decided to give a bit more
information about it in this month's newsletter. I made this image under a bit
of time pressure for a "product in action" shot to introduce the macro
photography gear section in our 2010 catalog. I thought a good macro-pano shot
of some fascinating tide pool subject would be the perfect solution. On a
Saturday afternoon at low tide, I took the family out to Cayucos, one of many
neat little coastal towns nearby. We wandered about the tide pools, but the
light and subject matter just didn't cooperate and I ran out of sunlight. We
had fun, but the photo results were uninspiring. Even though we needed to get
the catalog shipped before Thanksgiving and I only had a couple more low tides
before the deadline, I decided to give it another try.
Find out what worked...
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