Jet lag has its uses. I woke up at 4am this morning and got the images finished off and I will be putting them up here in ‘Retina-Ready-Resolution’! My main website, sadly, is showing them with a strong green hue and is horrible with high resolution display (the display area is far too large, so you have to upload enough pixels to make prints to allow it to then kick into high res display). I’ll be moving ‘thomasstanworth.com’ to a new site in due course, but I will be posting quite a few images from the trip on here in the coming days. Then, I will talk more about the trip, but before I do so I’d be interested to hear more about what you’d like me to write about.
It was a phenomenal trip (despite the violent weather) and I have had a LOT of thoughts I’d like to share with you. As you probably know already, I shot with the sony A7R and A7 and brought a Ricoh GR along for fun. It turned out to be a lot more than fun, however. It also made me think about my Leica Monochrom a lot – more on that later. This is not to say the Sony cams did not do great: they did. I have been struggling to get the two portfolios below 80 images, so I am clearly not going to grumble about the gear I used….
My Sony sensors go so filthy and I had so little time at home before Kabul that I decided to bring the Ricoh GR and a three lens Monochrom outfit to finish off my aerial project, which is now named ‘Afghanistan – 50K’. It will give me a chance to do an indirect comparison and see which utility issues come to the fore with no live view or colour channels to work with.