Some cool review images:
Image by Stuck in Customs
My D3S Has Finally Arrived!
After borrowing one from www.stuckincustoms.com/links/BorrowLenses, my shipment finally arrived from sweet lady B&H. This is now the backup camera to my D3X, and if you want to know the reasons why I got it (and why it’s my backup), visit my Nkion D3S Review page. In fact, I already popped my new 85mm prime lens on there… so more pics coming soon for the Nikon 85mm Review.
I’ll be packing it up for the upcoming trip to New Zealand. Thanks for all the comments on that page, btw – I am going to be following up on that stuff soon, in addition to setting up a photowalk in Christchurch to compete with the one in Auckland! These are free events, so all my internet Kiwi friends are welcome to attend!
Daily Photo – Green Roadways Between Delhi and Agra
This makes you think twice about the three-point baby harness in your 4000 lb SUV, doesn’t it? Actually, I remember growing up in the 70′s and sliding around the backseat vinyl of an old Caddy, swinging ponderously around roads of Texas. Now, it seems to take me an extra 10 minutes to get everyone strapped in, like we are on final entry into the atmosphere!
A bunch of people on a motorbike (or stuffed into a car) is not an uncommon site in India, or dozens of other countries around the world. It’s always a bit hard to capture. I don’t like using a flash, because I don’t want to startle the poor driver.
The most people on a motorbike I have seen is six — and I’ve seen that multiple times in India and all over Southeast Asia. Often times, the young kids are smashing between the parents or older siblings. I haven’t seen seven people on board yet, but I hold out hope.
Troops cheering the King
Image by National Library of Scotland
King George V reviewing troops, Western Front, during World War I. This is one of a number of photographs of royal visits to the Western Front. On this occasion, King George V of Britain (1865-1936) and some of his senior commanders are walking down a village street past cheering troops. Civilians appear to be watching from the windows of the house in the background.
The king and other members of the royal family, such as the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Connaught, made regular trips to the Front to review troops, award medals and boost morale. It is ironic that the British royal family was used as an icon of patriotism when they were closely related to the German royal family.
[Original reads: 'Troops cheering the King.']