2010 was a great year for me and my photography. My blog Krishna Mohan Photography
has become more streamlined and I am able to write every week consistently this year. Even though the I wrote only 55 blogs this year as compared to 100 last year, the audience for my blog has grown a lot. Here is the brief statistics from my blogs log.
There were 67167 unique visitors with 125502 visits. 488512 pages were served resulting from 2833281 hits. Total 67.23GB Bandwidth was used. This is almost twice that of year 2009. I am very grateful to all of you who have made this blog a great success All thanks goes to you who are my readers, friends and guides. It is you, who have encouraged me to blog and post almost a week. I have also been made an affiliate of B&H which is world renowned as the place to be for all your photo, video, pro audio and digital imaging needs.
On gear front has seen several drastic changes this year. I sold most of my old gear and refined my gear to suit what I shoot. I graduated from one Camera in hand to two with the purchase of Canon EOS 7D as my second camera. I also changed my gear very drastically to match with these two cameras I had. having two cameras is a boon in dusty environment where you can’t change lenses easily. Also it helps you to maintain 2 camera systems, one set for macro and other for tele all the time.
I now have a macro setup consisting of full frame Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS II USM & Canon MP-E 65 f/2.8 1-5X Macro. For the Telephoto range I use cropped sensor Canon EOS 7D with either Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM or very sharp Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM usually fitted with 1.4x tele-converter giving me the extra reach for birds.
For land scape and general low light photography which I did not concentrate much this year I have wide angle Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM as well as very fast Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM. I also purchased a Gauragear Kiboko Camera bag which is the best bag in the world for carrying these heavy gear, period.
I got new support system in the form of Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod which is fitted with my trusted Acratech Ultimate Ball Head. I purchased new lightweight Benro C45T Carbon Fiber Monopod which I added Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head. These two give me a great support with high agility to move around.
Encouragement I received through your comments and mail is the one which kept me getting these photos and writing these blogs. Let us hope 2011 brings more such fun and joy for all of us. I thank all of you for the great support given to me till now.
Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2011.
EXIF info – Aperture : ƒ/11 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 17 October, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 120mm | ISO : 100 | Location : 12° 53′ 18.8664″ N 74° 48′ 51.66″ E | Shutter speed : 1/60s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.