Monthly Archives: March 2011

Finn Slough – Historical Fishing Community

Every now and then when it looks like there is going to be a beautiful sunset I will visit the Historical Fishing Community called Finn Slough. It is located in Richmond, British Columbia on an intertidal marsh right next to the Fraser River.

People have been living in Finn Slough since 1890 when a group of Finnish fisherman arrived in the Richmond area. During this time many of the people worked in the salmon fishery and at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. The small collection of float houses has such charm and it is a wonderful place for photographers. When I arrived I was surprised to see two adult Mute Swans in the water and I could hear the distinct “kleek-kik-ik-ik”, “kak-kak-kak” call of a Bald Eagle.

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The fish boat the “EVA” has an Easthope engine that makes a classic “pop-pop-pop” sound when it is running.

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Pixel Pocket Rocket

When I’m travelling or outside taking photos I have always had trouble organizing my CF cards. However, I think I have found the perfect solution, just the other day I purchased a Pixel Pocket Rocket which is made by Think Tank Photo. Mine is bright red (it also comes in blue) and it easily holds ten CF cards. If you don’t need to carry so many CF cards the alternative would be the Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket which is a little bit smaller and can hold four CF cards and three SD cards. You can use the simple method of keeping the label side up (viewable through the window) when the CF card is fresh and storing them label side down when the card is full. It has a roll up design and closes with velcro. There is also a short lanyard that allows you to fasten it to your camera pack or jacket.

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I purchased mine from The Camera Store.

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This camera accessory even has a convenient pocket with a clear window where you can store a few business cards.

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