Votrasi Imaging had organized a multi-city photo walk yesterday. I attended two places of this Photo walk. One was at Karkala around Anekere lake. Shiva Shankar and me went around exploring the waterbirds in and around Anekere.
I had sold my Canon EOS 5Dmark II & Canon EOS 7D and purchased Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. This monster of a camera is top of the line Professional camera from canon stable. Learning curve was huge. We wanted to explore the 45 auto focus point capability in catching the bird in flight. I went with my trusted 300mm f/2.8 lens + 1.4x III extender. Shiva was equipped with his 500mm f/4 lens.
As you can see the camera shined and was very quick in catching focus and keeping it in focus. I need to learn the millions of settings which control the auto-focus behavior of the is camera before writing a review.
4:30PM evening I joined the photowalk group at Mangalore. We started at Sultan Battery area. We did a brief walk taking photos around the Gurpur river and later took a ferry ride to the sea side. When we finished at the beach front it was half an hour after sunset. We took the ferry ride back to the starting point.
There I did a brief talk along with discussion about ‘Macro Photography’. It was a refreshing fun filled session with everybody doing something on their own including pranks on each other. I got to know many of the Votrasi gang who were really a great enthusiastic bunch of youngsters who are eager to learn. My session on macro photography seemed to have been absorbed intently as I could not see any yawn or lack of concentration from any of my audience even though it was fag end of the day ;).
I thoroughly enjoyed the great interaction and will be looking forward to more such events. You can check out my photos which are quite different from my usual photography.