Apologies for the silence but I have been a bit busy this week with workshops and getting the business ready for my absence over the next few weeks. I’m about to leave for Madagascar, where I will be taking two very excited groups around this wonderful country on a Lemur fest! I have been several times before and know the country well, but not in recent years so it’s my first time with all the digital gear. Here’s a few favourite images from my past trips......
The little black chap is a baby Indri, my favourite lemur species and one that I am really looking forward to trekking with. Actually all lemurs are incredible, they are friendly, photogenic and just completely different from anything else. The same can be said for Madagascar, it is VERY different and the trick is knowing when and where to go to get the best shots.
Madagascar is still a developing country but I am hoping that my dongle (had to be careful how I typed that this morning) will allow me to update the BLOG on a regular basis. I’ll certainly do my best to post some pictures anyway, so we will have Madagascar Live!!!
Packing for this trip is quite easy as I don’t need a lot of big lenses, here’s the current status on the bed:
I took it in funky x-ray on Tadaa! So two 1DX bodies, 300 2.8 is the biggest lens, 70-200, 24-70, 14, fisheye and a macro. Yes that is right, Rouse is shooting macro! For this I have two Speedlites plus a ring flash, lots of other gubbins like diffusers, but I am noticing the difference without a big lens, so will my back! Oh yes and before you say it, I know I have to take some clothes too!!!! I am really trying to travel light for this one but when you add in a tripod, heads, satellite phone for emergencies and all that stuff all the extra 1 kg kit bags soon add up to the 20kg allowance.
So there you go, now it’s time to pack and say adios for a while, I will be in touch soon!!