The last post on the Nikon F3, makes me go through my Flickr stream and look for some nice travel pics done with the old fellow. I probably have more, but I don’t want to be too boring. You will notice a big empty space between 2000 and 2009; well these were the days of the digital point and shoot… duh.
This was in Patan south west of Kathmandu, on the Durbar Square; three women were working on a part of the palace that is under renovation. Two carrying bricks and one loading their baskets.
This picture lack sharpness, probably she moved a bit or I shook my camera; however I like it very much. I like the tiredness of the face, I like the feminine touch of the necklace and the watch. Damn if only if only it could have been sharper!
Camera: NikonD700 Lens: Nikkor 80-200 mm f2.8D Processing: LR3+PS Elements 4.0
This shelter is on the side of the main temple of Pashupatinath on the way to the Ghats where the cremations are held. Not the best picture ever but I like the atmosphere, I regret not to have spent more time there.
Look on the Flickr stream for the picture of the blind man, same place but on the top of the central platform.
Bright morning at the small temple as the junction of the motorway to Tibet and the road to Thimi. This guy came to us and start talking to our guide. I asked if I could take her portrait and here it is.
At first sight the best picture of my two rolls of film.
Camera: Nikon F3 Lens: Nikkor 50mmF1.4 AIS Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 Scanner: Epson V500, Epson Software
Given my recollection of the weather and the DOF the picture must have been taken at medium apperture, probably F8 1/250s.
Around Bodnath Stuppa in Kathmandu (Nepal) this woman was carrying her load the way Sherpa does; actually I am not sure if she is an actual Sherpa, maybe everyone carries loads that way in Nepal regardless of the origin. Camera: NikonD700 Lens: Nikkor 80-200 F2.8 Processing:LR3+PS Elements 4.0
First time in Nepal, first day in Kathmandu, first time I tip to take a picture. I was warned though that the Saddhus are living on charity and expect to be paid when portrayed. These ones were pretty cool, I had no change as just arrived I gave them 10 Indian Ruppiah, which amount at a plate of Momo (Local dumplings) bought in the street.
Camera: NikonD700 Lens: Nikkor 80-200 F2.8 Processing:LR3+PS Elements 4.0