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Archive | September 6, 2018

Daniel Draper, THE BEST Licensed Navajo Guide At ‘Canyon de Chelly’ National Monument.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. This is his business card. I highlighted the phone number and e-mail to make it easier to read. He checks his e-mail and returns calls.


He is active on Facebook too.


Daniel Draper driving a 6-wheeler in the Canyon.


National Geographic” featured him and his daughters in this video.

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His pictures of the Canyon.


Daniel Draper has been a licensed, native Navajo guide at Canyon de Chelly for over 26-years. He, in my opinion, is THE BEST. He is well educated, reflective and has seen the outside world — even traveling to Beijing, China in the 1970s to represent the U.S. in an International youth athletics games. (He was a long distance runner before becoming a professional, rodeo bull wrangler.)

I have visited the Canyon four times and have done four tours (two on horseback). I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Daniel Draper on my last visit, in July, when we did a 4-hour, 6-wheeler tour. The day before I had done a 3-hour tour on horseback. It was like chalk and cheese. Daniel knew so much more and could articulate it clearly.

Both sides of his family are from the Canyon and he grew up there. They still own land inside the Canyon as you can see from the “National Geographic” video.

His knowledge, understanding and experience of the Canyon is beyond reproach. He can take you places, show you things and explain them better to you than anybody else.

He, a photographer himself, specializes in photographic tours — which is how the “National Geographic” video came to be.

If you are visiting this BEAUTIFUL, breathtaking Canyon, my FAVORITE place in the whole world (and I have travelled some), contact Daniel Draper. No other guide comes close. Daniel will ENRICH your visit and allow you to enjoy the Canyon in ways you will cherish for life.

Check his contact info above.


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by Anura Guruge

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I Can’t Get Over That My ‘Buddy’ Imran Khan Is Now Prime Minister Of Pakistan.

by Anura Guruge


Google for more … much more, including recent talks with U.S. Mike Pompeo. Click to ENLARGE.


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Click to access this post from 2-years ago. It tells YOU the whole story.


Alas he is NOT really my buddy. I met him a couple of times when we both lived in Britain BUT we were in two very different worlds. He was already a world famous superstar and I was just a pleb. I did know one of his ex-girlfriends — but, here again, he had many and she was but one.

This post, from 2-years ago, tells you the whole story vis-à-vis Imran and I.

I wish him well as P.M. He is a very clever and talented man. He probably could be the BEST Prime Minister Pakistan has ever had. Give him a chance. He is not a bad sort — I think.


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by Anura Guruge

I Have A ‘Canon EOS R’ Page On Facebook.

by Anura Guruge


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I set up this Facebook page, on a whim, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 — 24-hours ahead of the announcement of the Canon EOS R Full-Frame mirrorless. At that point I had convinced myself that the EOS R was going to be my next camera — in place of the Sony a7 II that I have now had for nearly 18-months (and 25,000 shots).

I am no longer sure that I will get an EOS R, BUT I might as well have fun with the page I created while I am still somewhat interested and motivated.

Please visit. IF you like it, like it!


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by Anura Guruge

Realizing That Canon EOS R MIGHT Not Be As Optimum For My Needs As The Nikon Z6.

by Anura Guruge


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Wow, that was an epiphany this morning studying the actual Canon EOS R announcement. I had kind of convinced myself that the Canon EOS R, with its supposed ‘better’ autofocus capabilities, would suit my needs more than the Nikon Z6 unveiled last week.

But, over the day I started having doubts, serious ones at that.

I had initially thought that the LACK of IBIS — In-Body Image Stabilization — was but a nasty rumor put out there to detract from Canon. Not so. The Canon EOS R does not have IBIS. I need to study this. Maybe Canon, with its lens-specific image stabilization, can get away with it. But, I need GOOD IBIS. I rely on it, heavily, on my Sony a7 II. I rarely if ever use a tripod and I also shoot at low shutter speeds. So, I need IBIS.

IBIS is the biggie. Then there is ISO and the lack of JPEG image sharpening in-camera.

On the other hand I am in LOVE with the adapters. Never mind the camera I want one or two of those adapters — the one with the added ring and the other with the filter-slot. These are NEAT. Love how THIN they are. I have stayed away from adapters because they always looked bulky. Not these. These look just right.

So, a LOT of research to do. But, time is on my side. No hurry. I, however, put two of my remaining Sony lenses for sale on eBay.

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