I just arrived in Tanzania, and my plan is to update this blog on a daily basis. I did this last year at around this time, however I was shooting with a 6x24cm panorama filn camera and wasn’t able to post any images along with the updates.
I have my trusty Blackberry with me, and I will have to compose all text on the small keyboard. Images will be processed on my Macbook Pro 13” machine, transferred via USB cable to my Blackberry Bold, and then I can email my blog at a private email address either text, image, or both. The gotcha is that I haven’t figured out a way to email multiple images for a blog entry. As a result, I will be limited to 1 image per post. I may post multiple posts for a single day, depending on what we saw.
I am running 2 safaris back-to-back in northern Tanzania. All time will be spent in the Serengeti as well as Ngorongoro Crater. The days are long, so I apologize in advance if my posted text or images are not properly processed or thought out. The purpose of these safari updates is to try and explain what we do each day, and what my photo safaris are like.
On the first safari, we have mostly Canadian and Dutch travelers, and on my second safari we have a mix between American, Canadian and European travelers.
I am still shooting with Nikon equipment, and have the following pieces with me:
D3x, D3, 28-300mm, 70-200mm VR, 200-400mm, 1.4x TC. I have a Brightscreen replacement ground glass on my D3x, and it has crop lines on the sides so I can compose in a square format. It’s really really cool, and let’s see if it works. I have love the square format for many years, and this is just a test to see if I can compose easily in the field with wildlife in mind. We shall see!
Time to go to bed, as the journey was a long (but easy) one. Lala salama (sleep safely).