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05-19-2020, 02:32 PM   #16
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I used to use little blue foam pads cut from sleeping pads. No I just look down my tilt screen most of the time.

Half the time I'm kneeling on rocks.


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I don't lie on the ground much anymore for photography, but when I did, I would carry the aforementioned Glad Garbage bag. I would try to go for a better class of big, dark green garbage bag (Glad if I recall was a favoured brand) for thicker plastic, think it was anyways.

One other thing I did back then and still do today, is carry a smaller white garbage bags (ie; kitchen wastebasket size) carefully folded flat, in my back jean pocket...in case the rain came down in torrents....WR Pentax or not...I would cover camera body and lens as I hotfooted it out, to the safety of my car.

After all, I'm not ashamed to admit, that I'm generally a fair weather photographer.
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Tyvek house wrap scraps is often free (if you ask at any construction site) and durable.
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It would be nice if it rained here enough that this would be a problem.

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Just watched what the cardinals pulled up in the yard. A barrier to the ground isn't a bad idea. They ate a bunch then collected more.
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I keep a cheap yoga mat in my car. It cost me less than $10. Works a treat.
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Plenty of water repellent hunting gear available, the camo would just an added advantage.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bschriver11 Quote
Plenty of water repellent hunting gear available, the camo would just an added advantage.
Tess and I always laugh at the photographers in camo, unless it's us of course.

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Waterproof trousers?
Take your raincoat off and kneel/sit on it?
Low tripod and remote release?

But pepperberry farm's option of just getting wet is the cheapest and most compact
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Tess and I always laugh at the photographers in camo, unless it's us of course.
If they are in camo and you can see them they are worth laughing at. I am sure you don't laugh at the ones you can't see.
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I like the yoga mat idea. Gives a little padding too which could come in handy for elbows.
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6 mil plastic sheeting. Cut to size and fold up. I cut mine from a piece I used for decades as a ground cloth under my backpacking tent when I did that kind of outdoor stuff.

Alternatively, those Mylar emergency space blankets cost about 90 cents a piece in a pack of ten and fit in a pocket.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
i just usually get wet...
Before ?..in preparation ?... do you shower or dunk ? With or without your W/P camera and lenses ??



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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
6 mil plastic sheeting. Cut to size and fold up. I cut mine from a piece I used for decades as a ground cloth under my backpacking tent when I did that kind of outdoor stuff.
6 mil..??
in this neck of the woods that's millimetres.... way solid barrier !!
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Before ?..in preparation ?... do you shower or dunk ? With or without your W/P camera and lenses ??

just laying there..... then I'll think that I probably should have brought something to lay on.... and then it's too late anyways...
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QuoteOriginally posted by seventhdr Quote
Mindshift Gear from Think Tank Photo have a groundsheet that comes in a carry bag.
I did not know that. Knowing them, it's probably very well made.
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