I travelled for 6 hours from Agra to the city of Jaipur and am staying at the Bisou Palace Hotel which was once an actual palace. Beautiful place. Tomorrow we head of to Johdpur.
I’m sitting at a cybercafe in Agra after spending a glrious day with the Taj Mahal. Lots and lots if pictures. Can’t upload as I don’t have the means of processing the RAW.
Tomorow I’m off to Jaipur and then to Jodhpur.
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.
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
This site has been idle for quite awhile (since I came back from Cambodia actually). Anyway, Happy New Year to all. 2008 will see lots more stuff on The Right Eye.