Of all of the places in the world you've visited, which would you like to return to with a camera?

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JAS

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Alaska - I was there in 1998 with a film camera and for work, so there was litttle time to use the camera for sightseeing. I have not been back since and would love to get there with my current gear and a focus on sightseeing and photography. We hope to make such a trip within the next two years!
 

RikWriter

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I want to go back to Katmai but with my current photography know-how. I could have gotten much better pics if I'd known what I was doing.
 

eft

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And when you get to Tofino, you feel like you have reached the end of the earth! At least the drive to there felt like it. But it is quite a beautiful place. I suspect that Port Hardy must feel like that and then some.

--Ken
I got married there once! Even in November it is spectacular :)
 

Wink Jones

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OMG, I would like to return to so many of them. First and foremost, I would like to return to Brasil, starting in Rio and traveling to the gem finds in Minas Gerais, then the wilds of the Amazon and the beaches in Bahia, to which I traveled with my fiance and my then to be In-Laws in 1972. We drove for 500 miles per day for three days to get to Bahia, stayed for three days and then drove back for three days. The things we saw while driving and did not stop for make me crazy to think about now.

LOL, share some great stories, okay, I've got a couple of those.

On the second night of our Journey, we came to a small town called Victoria de Conquista. LOL, I just looked it up, it must have been less than 20,000 when we were there, but it is 341,000 now. We went to a small restaurant next to our small hotel and it was really hot. My not quite yet mother-in-law as sitting across from me and was wearing a sweater with a long zipper that ran diagonally from her right color bone down to about the top of her stomach. She had been wearing a sweater in our air conditioned car with a short zipper down the middle, stopping high enough to be modest.

Yup, it was inevitable. She made a comment about how hot it was, reached up and zipped it all the way down, exposing her right breast prosthesis and her bra covering her left breast. I blushed beat red and started talking to the ceiling and Claire responded and asked me a question, I answered to the ceiling, and finally Sam got tired of staring at his idiot son-in-law to be staring at the ceiling and looked at Claire, ripped his napkin from his lap and held it in front of Claire and the whole restaurant started laughing with us. Several rounds of drinks appeared to the table at no cost to us, and many stopped to wish us a great vacation. It was very good that we were walking back to the hotel.

Two days later, we wanted to spend a day at the beach. I asked at the hotel and he told me to just drive North for twenty to thirty miles and there would be one great beach after another. The first couple were fairly crowded so we went past them and the next one was completely empty when we got there.

I got into the water with my fins, mask and my snorkle, and was swept along the beach at a rapid pace by the rip tide. I went a half mile or so in less than twenty minutes and decided to walk back, as there was no way I was going to swim against that current. About half way back there was a Brasilian Goddess standing with her hands on her hips looking out to sea. She was wearing a tiny bikini bottom and was tan all the way up to the top of her head with no tan line from a top. I tried not to stare, but I don't think I succeeded. At least I kept walking. Two or three hundred yards further and I came to where Resa and Claire were standing, and Resa said the boys playing out in the surf, knee deep but about 70 yards out from us, were wearing the tightest swimsuits they had ever seen. One of them turned to catch a wave and I started laughing, they were totally nude. We walked a ways up the beach to wear Sam was resting and Claire told me that this beautiful half naked lady had walked right in front of him, but he was already sleeping. I said I had seen her standing on the beach.

Shortly after she came up to us, holding her bikini top with one hand and asking if we could let her have one of our bananas. I picked up two and was going to toss them to her, one on each side, but decided that would be rude, so I just handed them to her. When we got back to the hotel and shared our experience the guy at the hotel blushed and said he forgot to warn us of the nude beach. We all had a good laugh.

I still have some of the black and white photos I took in Rio. I had the run of the Embassy dark room, provided I used expired paper, chemicals and film. I have some pictures taken of me playing for the Brasilian national rugby team in our game against the Cambridge Oxford traveling side, who thoroughly kicked our behinds. I have some pictures taken by me in the streets of Rio, and I have some pictures taken with a rare roll of color film I took while Resa and I stayed overnight in a small mountain town and I took so many pictures of the hummingbirds that I got a great picture of Resa pouting because I was not spending enough time with her.

I also have a picture of her riding a horse at the home of Senhor Gracie who at 70 plus years had 22 children of three wives. The eleventh was my Jiu Jitsu Instructor, Carley Gracie. There is even a picture taken of me with two medals about my throat. Both were second place medals, one for my weight class and one for the overall free weight category. I lost twice to the same incredible fighter.
 
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eft

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Galapagos Islands. But in April/May, the end of their rainy season. I was there in September (2019), end of the dry season. I'd love to see the difference in the landscape. Plus taking back what I learned from the first time, to capture better images. The wildlife is so incredible!
I was fortunate to visit in April 2012. Not only is the variety of wildlife amazing, the ability to observe many species in close proximity is incredibly special. I'd go back in a heartbeat. Taken with my old Lumix bridge camera, this is a lava lizard sitting on the head of a marine iguana.

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Rick S

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Guam, 10 day TDY (temp duty) while still on Active Duty in '92. I had a 15 yo Canon AE1 back then, but didn't take it for some reason.
 

lukemeup

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I drag a camera everywhere I go. :)

I'd go back to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda with longer lenses to photograph birds. At the time (2015) I had just a 70-200 with a 2x TC (let's just say that setup was good for gorillas but not the best for birds).
 

eaj101

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In my misspent youth I scorned the weight of cameras when backpacking or climbing, so there's a whole list of Sierra and Rocky Mountain spots I'd love to go back and shoot, but I'm no longer capable of going...

Other than those, of places I've been and *can* go back to: I'd take Denali and Jasper National Parks and the Anazasi parts of the Four Corners.
 
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Replytoken

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I got married there once! Even in November it is spectacular :)
We had an interesting visit during a heavy rain storm. We were going to camp, but managed to get the last hotel room in town. What I found interesting about the town is that the hotel and restaurants had signs in English and German. Somebody must have had a lock on bringing lots of German tourists to Tofino for the town to cater to them, because it certainly was off the beaten path. I am not sure if that is still the case today, but I was a bit surprised since I grew up near the Canadian boarder in the Midwest and French was the alternate language to English when I visited.

--Ken
 

Gaduf

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Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya.
My wife and I went on a safari tour there during the annual migration .
We were fortunate to observe a number of river crossings where huge herds of Wildebeest and Zebra cross the Mara River back into Tanzania to return to the Serengeti in search of fresh grazing.
These river crossings are extremely dangerous with many casualties arising due to strong river currents in places ,steep river banks ,and, the huge risk of being taken by Nile Crocodiles who prey on the animals during the crossing, or, by predators such as Lion,Hyena and Leopard who lie in waiting when the herds emerge from the river.
The annual migration is one of the largest herbivore migrations globally - with some herd numbers totalling as high as a few thousand animals.
The photographic opportunities are immense ,not only at the river crossings but in Mara Reserve as well.
The Kenyan people are excellent hosts, and the Masai tour guides extremely knowledgable in all forms of wildlife and activities/highlights in the Reserve .
Well worth a visit !
Gavin
 

Wapiti

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In response to the hijacking of the "Security Concerns" thread, lets have a go at a photography related travel thread. Please, no badmouthing of any location, but by all means, let us know of wonderful travel and people experiences you've had. Dwell mainly upon the possible photographic and cultural experiences you'd wish to encounter again. Don't keep your discussions to just one place, but try to keep each thread entry to one location or common theme.
Norway and the Canadian Rockies.
 

luckmurph

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Iv'e not visited many places abroad but living in the UK i love to go every year to Scotland, got a trip planned in my camper this September to the Isle of Mull!
 

janzin

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One place I'd like to return to with a DIGITAL camera is Egypt. I was there multiple times in my youth (I was studying archeology with a rather well-known Egyptologist) and have boxes and boxes of slides and Kodak Carousels stuck somewhere in the top of my closet. I know I have some wonderful photos in there (if they've held up!) but never look at them (no longer have a working projector!) I would love to go back and my spouse has never been.

Another place I visited pre-digital is Morocco, where we went on our honeymoon in '86; again, lots of slides are languishing somewhere but I'd love to go back with my current gear.
 

JAS

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One place I'd like to return to with a DIGITAL camera is Egypt. I was there multiple times in my youth (I was studying archeology with a rather well-known Egyptologist) and have boxes and boxes of slides and Kodak Carousels stuck somewhere in the top of my closet. I know I have some wonderful photos in there (if they've held up!) but never look at them (no longer have a working projector!) I would love to go back and my spouse has never been.

Another place I visited pre-digital is Morocco, where we went on our honeymoon in '86; again, lots of slides are languishing somewhere but I'd love to go back with my current gear.
I used my Z6 with the ES-2 kit and the Z 50mm Macro to digitze some old slides. You can use the ES-2 kit on a D850 with a 60mm macro to do the same. I was then able to compare the 1982 slides from Hawaii to the 2010 D5000 shots. The result was pleasing. You can color correct the older slides too. Just one option.
 

KimM

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Iv'e not visited many places abroad but living in the UK i love to go every year to Scotland, got a trip planned in my camper this September to the Isle of Mull!
Headed to Scotland next Sunday and Isle of Mull is on the list. I envy your camper situation. We have a good guide and this is a private tour. Anything else you would not miss in Scotland...we are going all over for both landscape and birds.
 

realspeed

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love to go back to see other parts of China we didn't see last time. Still got the great pleasure this year to go back to Norway .
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china on the left and mongolia on the right
 

realspeed

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One place I'd like to return to with a DIGITAL camera is Egypt. I was there multiple times in my youth (I was studying archeology with a rather well-known Egyptologist) and have boxes and boxes of slides and Kodak Carousels stuck somewhere in the top of my closet. I know I have some wonderful photos in there (if they've held up!) but never look at them (no longer have a working projector!) I would love to go back and my spouse has never been.

Another place I visited pre-digital is Morocco, where we went on our honeymoon in '86; again, lots of slides are languishing somewhere but I'd love to go back with my current gear.
been to egypt and down/up? the river Nile . Keep your valuables well out of sight and reach would be my advice
 

realspeed

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Australia I yearn to go to but cost and distance maybe I will never manage my ideal holiday. I have a cousin in Sydney and internet friends in Brisbane . Having travelled extensively already to so many countries ie Carribean- Brazil- Japan -Tunisia- Egypt- most of the european countries there are few now that actually grab me and must go to
 

Not A Speck Of Cereal

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Cinque Terre, Italy.

I last went with a film camara and with a group of people that wanted to do the entire thing in a single day, so there wasn't much time for concerned photography.

Actually, that entire trip through Tuscany was a whirlwind of driving around and me wishing we could stop the car often.

If I get to go again, it will be solo.

Chris
 

Photonomad

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I would go back to Tanzania, Africa to Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park. It is the trip of a lifetime. The diversity of wildlife is breathtaking. One evening, before the park closed, we parked our Land Rover for over an hour in midst of a pride of 31 lions. It was spectacular.
 
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