So as you may or may or may not know, I shoot a lot of photographs, and its not unusual for that to happen on a daily bases while tramping around in the great outdoors.
Now on a lot of those days, I do not want to be burdened by my normal camera carry, my DSLR and assorted support equipment.
This is definitely true when I'm carrying my longbow with assorted paraphernalia that goes with the sport.
So over time I devised various ways to shoot photographs with my pocket camera where I wish to put myself in the photographs for scale.
As you know if you have explored my technical gallery before, I have developed various options for supporting my pocket camera in the field.
In the photo shown here, you can see what has become my favorite way of supporting my camera, and that is a snow-peg for anchoring expedition tents set up in snow-fields.
With the necessary modifications made in my workshop, this arrangement worked reasonably well, however I kept running in to situations where the camera was mounted to low to the ground, and I kept meaning to do something to fix the problem.
Well recently I took the time to make an extension as seen next to the modified snow-peg that is proving to work quite well.
With a length of anodized aluminum arrow shafting cut the length of the snow-peg, I made Delrin end-plates to mount at either end, allowing this new light-weight assembly to become part of the snow-peg monopod, the complete assembly supporting my pocket camera quite nicely as seen in the insert photo.
I now have the extra height that I was looking for, making it much simpler to find a spot that allows my pocket camera to stand at attention.
To level off the camera, I have a tiny bubble level (look close) mounted in the hot-shoe on the top body plate, that makes leveling off the camera on its snow-peg monopod a snap.
It should also be noted that the snow-peg monopod works equally well summer or winter.
One last thing.....the snow-peg monopod disassembles to a length that allows it to fit nicely in my haversack as seen in the photo. My haversack carries the other necessities that I feel are important to have with me while out tramping about.
Although I would normally carry a daypack, if I'm carrying my longbow and a back quiver, then the haversack is my go to carry, as not to interfere with my back quiver.
My pocket camera rides in a pouch mounted on my accessory belt, making it simple to get at when needed, eliminating having to dig through the haversack when speed is of the essence.
Expand the photo for a closer look......
This link image was shot with the above setup.....
logbowarrowhaverbackbushcraftknifequiverflu flupathfinderwoolpullovertraditionalarcherypocket cameramonopodsnow pegworkshopbubble levelaluminumanodizedDAWN THREADER PHOTOGRAPHY, from