Monkeys at Ranthambore National Park - Rajasthan, India
My trip to Ranthambore National Park was an incredible experience. Though i unfortunately missed seeing any wild Tigers i got to see a number of other wild animals in their natural habitat. Due to weight restrictions i opted against taking my large telephoto as i couldn't justify the significant weight for limited use.
Getting the right balance of photography gear vs versatility is a challenge. The other challenge i faced on this trip was that i had been suffering from some significant lower back pain in the weeks leading up to this trip around Rajasthan so i made a choice to travel as light as i could with just the one DSLR body and three lenses. The lense I ended up using for about 70% of my shots was the 50mm F1.4 which is an incredible lense. The other two lenses i brought on the trip was my 14mm aspherical fish-eye and a versatile 28-70mm F2.8 Sigma EX series zoom.
This shot of a mother and her young offspring was taken on the 50mm as the Monkeys stayed remarkably still as the Canter bus rolled alongside.
One of jobs as a photographer that i find the most tedious is archiving and cataloging of images. Have to file terabytes of images is one thing that i find really boring. I have begun filing my Vietnam photos and realise how many i need to upload to the website (another of my favorite tasks!). I came across this image of Monkey Island when i went searching for monkeys. After a hour trek up the side of the cliff without monkeys i stopped to take this image as i wanted something for my efforts.
It was an 6 image stitch overlooking the bay on a amazing day.