From 8th February to 2nd March I am embarking on a Tour of India organised through the Australian Photographic Society. Others going include my partner Julie and several friends from Canberra. The first part of the tour is around Delhi and the second is in Rajastan. My first visit to India.
Itinerary, including links to posts
- 8th: Fly Canberra to Delhi
- 9th: Delhi
- 9th: Jama Masjid
- 9th: Red Fort
- 9th: Humayan’s Tomb and Isa Khan’s Tomb
- 10th to 14th: Vrindavan, activities with Robyn Beeche (also see A Life Exposed)
- 10th: Delhi to Vrindavan
- 10th: On the river
- 11th: Across the river
- 11th: Walk through town
- 12th: Kusum Sarovar
- 12th: On the road near Vrindavan
- 12th: Making sugar
- 12th: Evening ceremonies
- 13th: Morning walk
- 13th to 14th: Snake charmer and markets
- 13th: Jai Singh Gera Ashram
- 14th to 16th: Agra, Sikandra and Fatehpur Sikri
- 14th: Akhbar’s Tomb
- 14th: Baby Taj
- 15th: Taj Mahal
- 15th: Fatehpur Sikri
- 15th: On the Road around Agra
- 15th: Red Fort, Agra
- 16th: Agra to Gwalior
- 16th: Roadside in Agra
- 16th: Agra to Gwalior
- 16th: Villagers and Crocodiles
- 16th to 17th: Gwalior
- 16th: Deo Bagh
- 17th: Gwalior Fort
- 17th: Jain Cliff Sculptures
- 18th: Orchha
- 18th: Orchha Fort
- 18th: Orchha Cenotaphs
- 19th to 20th: Udaipur
- 19th: Arriving in Udaipur
- 20th: City Palace
- 20th: Jagdish Temple
- 20th: Lake Pichola
- 21st: Udaipur to Sardargarh
- 21st: Udaipur to Ranakpur
- 21st: Ranakpur
- 21st: Ranakpur to Sardargarh
- 21st to 23rd: Sardargarh
- 21st to 23rd: Sardargarh Fort
- 22nd: Sardargarh Train Ride
- 22nd: Sardargarh People
- 23rd to 24th: Manvar
- 23rd: Sardargarh to Manvar
- 23rd: Sunset camel ride
- 23rd: Desert dancing
- 24th: Manvar locality
- 24th: Desert Infrareds
- 24th to 25th Jaisalmer
- 26th to 27th Jodhpur
- 26th: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
- 26th: Jodhpur – Markets
- 26th: Jodhpur – Horse and cart ride
- 26th: Jodhpur – In the old city at night
- 27th: Jodhpur – Mahrangarh Fort 1
- 27th: Jodhpur – Mahrangarh Fort 2
- 27th: Jodhpur – Jaswant Thada
- 28th: Fly Jodhpur to Delhi.
- 1st to 2nd March: Fly Delhi to Canberra.
- Preparing to travel (General post but with monochrome images from India trip)
Photographically, I have decided to travel light on this trip. Consequently I am taking a Fujifilm system: X-E2, 14mm f2.8, 35mm f1.4 plus 55-200mm f3.5-4.8, and also a X100s. In conventional 35mm-equivalent terms, this gives me focal lengths of 21mm, 35mm, 50mm and 88-300mm.
Compared to my North Atlantic trip, where I took a full-frame Nikon system specified for landscape and wildlife, the Fuji system reduces the weight of my camera, lenses and bag by 76% from 10kg to 2.4kg. A small Samsung laptop/ tablet also reduces my computer and external drives weight from 6.2kg to 3.6kg, overall an airline carry-on reduction of 63% from 16.2kg to 6kg.
I always loved my trips to India, great to see that part of the world. Will be interesting to see how the Fuji system performs too. Travel safe ….
Thanks very much Derek. A whole new level of adventure for this one.
Loved India. What an adventure you are going to have!
Great to hear it! Thanks very much, Jane.
Enjoy the adventure, I’ll look forward very much to seeing the photos on your return.
Thanks very much George. It’s going to be very different from Scotland!
Those look like RRS plates on the cameras — what sort of tripod and head will you be taking?
Yes they are. I’ll have an RRS TVC-24L tripod which is probably total overkill for the cameras but allows height and total stability. I have an Arca-Swiss head and use SunwayFoto dual screw/ lever clamps.
Thanks. That sounds like a compact and sturdy setup. And there is a benefit in sticking with what you are used to.
… The camera system needs to be light and compact but the tripod doesn’t because it will stay on the bus or in the hotel when we’re not doing things like dawn shoots. Come to think of it, I also have a magnetic gorillapod which I may take with me though I didn’t use it in New York.
Good to see you’re leaving the fat cameras behind. Time to be a nimble pgotographer rather than a packhorse. Enjoy
Horses for courses. I’m not selling the Nikons and will still use them on some journeys – eg for wildlife – but the Fujis are decidedly an asset over here.
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