After a very long night fighting a hard drive failure on my main computer, I’m off to Rwanda with a quick stop in Dubai. As far as the computer is concerned, I am very thankful that I was able to do a full system resort from my most recent backup. After all of the traumatic starts and stops, I finally diagnosed the problem as a hard drive starting to fail. I had SMART monitoring enabled but it did not catch the start of the failure. Backups saved me this time.
For this trip to photograph the Gorillas, I will be going very light with only two camera and two lenses. Do to the low light conditions I will be working in, I selected my Nikon D4 and my D3s as the bodies. For the glass, the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 and the Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 will round out the kit. I will be using a double camera strap by Black Rapid. Having shot the Gorillas before, I will be making use of the auto-ISO feature on the bodies to keep my shutter speed high enough to avoid camera shake.
I’ll be blogging live from Rwanda thanks to the wonderful folks at XComGlobal. XComGlobal offers WiFi internet access in more than 175 countieis worldwide.
Cheers and happy photo’ing.