To India we go……..

OK. About a month ago I went to Cambodia for a week. Came back with some fantastic pictures. Next week I am off to spend 10 glorious days in India. This trip will be different from Cambodia with many different considerations from a photography standpoint (I’ll elaborate in later posts). The equipment I intend to bring are as listed:

1 x Canon 1D Mark III
1 x EF 16-35mm f/2.k L II
1 x EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
1 x EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS
1 x Speedlite 580 EX II
2 x battery LP-E4
1 x battery charger LC-E4
1 x Epson P-2000 Viewer (with 40 gig worth of storage)
12 gig total CF card

That’s the ‘will bring’. Now we have the ‘may bring’:

1 x laptop
1 x external hard disk
1 x second body

Now comes the tough part, clothes (and other such stuff):

1 x hiking boots
2 x thermal socks
3 x t-shirt
1 x long sleeve thick shirt
2 x pants
1 x jacket
1 x very long scarf
1 x gloves
1 x woolen hat

Assortment of pharmaceuticals
1 x swiss army knife
1 x torchlight
1 x book

Anyway, can’t think of anything else at the moment. Will update if I do.

Cambodia Portraits

Cambodia Portraits

After over a month of coming back from Cambodia, I have had a chance to reflect on the photography and the images I took. Well over 5000 pictures were taken and I believe I have a few real keepers that stands out. This is one of them.

Taken with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS on a 30D (why 30D? I’ll write about it when I recover) this one was a classic case of everything just falling into place. The light and the shadow was just perfect and the look was just sublime. I had to be quick to capture this one as everyone just seems to smile whenever they see a camera pointed at them.

The post processing was tricky as I wanted to make sure I got the details of the wall. A lot of heavy dodging and burning.

Canon EOS 30D
EF 70-200mm f.2.8 L IS at 70mm
f/2.8 1/640th ISO 400 Aperture Priority