“The one for the butler pic I put into the Photocrowd competition!”
“What is it?”
“A Manfrotto something...”
“What ‘something’? Don’t you know what you’ve won?”
“I can’t quite remember… it was a couple of months ago I entered. The box says Manfrotto on it.”
“Well what do Manfrotto make?”
“They’re mostly known for their camera tripods, but I don’t think that was the prize…”
“There’s an easy way to find out.”
“Why don’t you just open the box?”
And so it was that I discovered I’d won a pretty nifty Manfrotto RedBee-210 backpack designed specifically for travelling with your camera gear, with plenty of room for camera, lenses, batteries and even a small laptop and tablet.
Images courtesy of Amazon.co.uk
A couple of months ago, I saw a photo competition at Photocrowd.com, in association with PhotoPlus Magazine, called “Time for Tea.” I decided one of the images from the Craufurdland Castle shoot would be my best shot, and duly entered it.
Just before Christmas I was delighted to discover I’d actually won!
And the prize arrived this morning.
It’s the perfect size for cabin luggage when you’re flying, which would have ideal when I went to Morocco back in November.
However, the timing is still isn’t bad as my current camera bag is feeling its age and the stitching is coming loose on one of the shoulder straps.
Thank you Photocrowd, PhotoPlus, and Manfrotto!