The 25 day countdown
Karthik and I are still working out the flow of in-country work and travel, but we’re getting close. Keeping things fluid, to a certain degree, is important. In my effort to educate through immersion I’m about six hours into the nine hour Story of India audiobook by Michael Wood. The girls and I have started the six hour video version of the same name. I’ve recently finished reviewing the GlobeTrekker series of India travel shows too. I’m not fooling myself or anyone else with the suggestion that my media adventure before hand will prepare me for the real deal ahead of me. At least I’ll be familiar with cultural norms, city names and digestive do’s and don’ts.
I am indeed taking a Nikon D90 as my “second” body primarily as a back-up, but the option for video and the flexibility of having long glass on one camera and wide on the other makes so much more sense. It’s how I’ve really always worked. I’m posting a pic (above) of the girls shot with my old AF-Nikkor 20mm/f2.8 lens. ISO 800 is usable, but it’s no D3. Just some test shots. So far, pretty good.