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5 months ago 8
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Fujifilm kindly sent X-Photogaphers a very nice thank you gift, a new Tenba Roadie Air Case 21!  This case is a beautuful rolling airport case that fits overhead on all planes, but regional jets.  When it doesn’t fit overhead it is made of a side wall construction of material that is virtually crush proof, yet light.  The bag closed up does not look like a camera bag, more like a nice suitcase.  It is made of very good materials and holds a lot of gear, including a laptop on top your camera bodies and lenses, (illustrated below).  I wrap my lenses and bodies in Tamrac Goblin bags for added protection while flying (ultrasonic vibrations).

 

 

As i said, it looks like a high quality, rolling suitcase.  As loaded above it weighs in at, 32 lbs.  Just about my limit to place in the overhaead compartment!!!!

 

Thanks Fujifilm, I look forward to using it on Landscape, and Nature workshops!  As packed it covers from 15mm to 820mm of lens coverage.  Somewhere in there is a TC-14 telconverter and the new 16mm f 2.8 lens also!!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim!

5 months, 1 week ago 2
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Thank you for your prayers and follow up calls and emails!  Sherelene and I are doing well.  If it were not for our faith and your prayers I would hate to think how much more difficult this would be!  When Jim Haverstock lost his wife Sue, I searched for every resource I could find to encourage him and help him through his grief.  Little would I know that what I learned over the past almost two years with Jim would help me so much with the loss of Wes.

 

One thing that I want to share with all of you is a series of books that I got for Jim and that I am reading now, that have helped me so much!  The book above, God and the Afterlife, is the result fo major study undertaken by Dr. Jeffrey Long of over 4,000 interviews with people who have had Near Death Expriences.  The resulting study paints and incredible picture of what we as believers have in store for us when we leave these earthly bodies.

 

So why am I sharing this with you?  Well it’s a good news, bad news story.  The bad news is that every one of us will someday die, and before that, we will loose many loved ones and friends to physical death.  The good news is that our spirit lives on, and that is why this is so important, what we do now will determine where our spirits are after our physical death.

 

I would encourage to get and read these books, it will give you incredible hope for your future.  It will also give you a real peace for those that you loose now.  After you read this book you will want more and I have two addiitonal books I can highly rcommend, all available on Amazon;  Life After Life  Dr.Raymond Moody. and Imagine Heaven by John Burke.  All of these books are a must read for believers!

 

These books have not only given me a real peace and excitement for Wes, but they have given me a new prescription for how to live the rest of my life!  In the vast majority of these NDEs the person comes back with one fundimental principle from Jesus, “Have you loved others with My love.”

 

You can rest assured that is my new mandate, for as long as God gives me on this earth, is to hold true to that one request from Him!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

5 months, 3 weeks ago 10
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I have a Master Class in Shaker Village this weekend and will leave Sudnay morning with Sherelene to visit family in Florida, my son Scott, his family, Catherine, Clint, Cassidy and Cade and Sherelene’s sisters.  I will return, hopefully ready to go, after a rest!  Thanks to all of  you that have been so gracious to, pray, call, write, and message me with your sympathy and well wishes, you are more supportive than you will ever know, only with you and my Lord have I gotten through this!  May God Bless and keep you!

 

Bill

6 months ago 4
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I am thrilled that the Summit is coming back this fall!  Just look at the inredible line-up of photographers that will be joining you if you attend!  I am so glad to see Joe McNally join our team and he joins so many killer shooters,  back again this year!  Eddie Tapp and Roman Kurywczak are with us for the first time as well!  It is always a great joy for me to hang out with RC, Jack, Ken, Bill, Mandy, Len, Tony and Brett!!!

 

This is the hottest ticket in nature photography and I promise if you join us, you will have a great, great time!  Please register soon while there is still space available!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim