Speedlinks: 01/22/2009

Greetings from Monteverde, Costa Rica, where we have learned the difference between hotels which have wifi, and hotels which have working wifi. (All of our hotels have been among the former.)

I am dropping this week's speedlinks in via the mooched wifi from the Pensione Santa Elena, which is a very cool hub for young travelers (I used to be one of those) in an amazing cloud forest community. So far, we have had extremely close contact with a five-foot iguana, toucans, white-faced monkeys and a scorpion (he was in our hotel room.)

Among the topics in today's speedlinks, after the jump:

Mooning people, stretching your TTL budget, cutting things in half and a portrait worthy of Hannibal Lechter...

• Strobist reader Bjorn Holland has been on an epic, multi-continent motorcycle trip for months now, and you can follow his exploits at Panomoto.com. Of particular interest is his series of beautiful panoramas from some very rugged landscapes.

• DIYPhotography.net shows you how to extend your TTL cord with Cat5 wire.

• Two, from the very RSS-worthy Toxel.com: A collection of light graffiti shots and a series of photographers mooning people. (Thanks, DavidOnABus)

• Special this week: Nikon D3 and 14-24mm f/2.8 lens -- 50 percent off. (Thanks, Robert!)

• Best enjoyed with a nice Chianti and some fava beans: The skinned stitched panorama portrait which is the third photo down in this F-Stop Mag story about a photo illustrator.


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