Monday, October 18, 2010

The ups and downs of travelling

Charles said

In a very bad mood here. Camera broke down (the mecahnism connecting the lens), so can onlt take totally manual photos at a fixed aperture and with manual focus. Also wasted three hours getting the rented car but at least we have a super Toyota Land Cruiser. Made it down to Sur, Fred off to investigate the Beach Hotel, while it gets dark. Gave a 70 km lift to a nice guy called Hamid, so that felt good.


Afraz said

uh oh :(

This A550 is giving you quite a lot of trouble. I was waiting for you to come back to mention something but now that this has happened I'll mention it anyway. I have been noticing some dust spots on your photos C, its either your lens or the sensor (most probably the sensor), you might want to get it checked too when you take your cam in for repair.
The upshot is the landcruiser, the best thing one can (or one of the best) have in a desert I think. Is it really quiet out there? I mean when you are passing through the desert and are away from the city.

Nice, warm evening here.

CharlesFred said:

Yes, dust spots too! Not to mention the large scratch on the lens, which is now up for potential repair.

Found a back-up camera here in Sur but Oman not proving to be necessarily the most photogenic of places - a lot of the better pics you see from here would have been taken at the right time (sun) and right place. Oh well. Not too bad. Had great fun being entertained last night and now about to set off for two amazing wadis!

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