Probably something we should have done a long time ago. Here at Sirocco Overland we do like to keep things simple, but there is no denying that Instagram is a well proven place to post images on the move. I am currently working through a back catalogue of images from previous trips so if you are new to Sirocco Overland (Welcome!) there will be some new stuff in here for you. Please follow along if you are registered on Instagram, we appreciate your support.
We will still post images to our Facebook Page as we feel that this is a good way to share and organise our files with fellow adventurers.
Just a quick post to let you all know that the second part of our interview with Christophe over at Expedition Portal is up and live on their website. You can read all about it here: www.expeditionportal.com
Credit to Adam Lewis (www.shortwayround.co.uk) as they used his image of us as the opener again! Nice one Ad.
Just a quick post to let you all know that our interview with Christophe over at Expedition Portal is up and live on their website. You can read all about it here: www.expeditionportal.com
Credit to Adam Lewis (www.shortwayround.co.uk) as they used his image of us as the opener! Nice one Ad.
It has been 10 months since the initial launch of the photo shop on our website. At the time there were only a select few photos on display and as we were on the road we didn’t have much control over what we could offer. The best we could do was to email a high resolution copy for you to sort out yourselves. For the tech savvy this wasn’t a problem, maybe only a minor inconvenience. Now that we are in Australia and I have finally sorted out 95% of the photos we have taken over 2013 (from over 7000 images) we can finally get some control back…
Bret Edge has put together a small collection of ace gifts for the fanatical photographer this Christmas. If you know someone who would like this stuff take a look at his blog post here:
Bret is an American based photographer but many of the products mentioned are available internationally. Although, not quite at the same price! Happy shopping.
Bret’s website can be found here: http://blog.bretedge.com/
Good news folks, we got two of two submitted images into the 2014 Expedition Portal Calender Competition. I didn’t post anything here on our website but I did put a link on our Facebook page during voting. Thank you to everyone that voted, appreciated. (more…)
Three nights across the western Kazakh Steppe wild-camping in glorious weather allowed me the time to try out a few ND Grad filters and test out the long exposures required for star trail photography. Our transit to Uzbekistan was quicker than anticipated as we passed by hundreds of kilometres of nothing. We stopped briefly in Atyrau to get some cash and food taking the opportunity to register while there.
After nearly 20 hours tied to the worlds worst internet connections spanning three cities here in Uzbekistan, I finally added a new page today. ‘Online Photo Shop | Buy us a Coffee’ which you can find in the main menu of the site.
Well the Second Look Photo Marathon 2012 here in Bristol has passed. The format for those who do not know is you have/had from 1000 to 1700 to take a series of 20 photographs all of which had an outline theme (fire, earth, green fingers etc) and had to be taken in the order given. You returned the disposable camera and the organisers processed the films and put them all up for display at the Southbank Centre in Bedminster.
(Make Your Own Gear) Tripod leg wraps, custom and simple. Cheaper than the £35 neoprene ones in the shop.
I didn’t take any ‘step by step’ photos but its very straightforward if you know what your working with.
I recently decided to ditch the tripod bag and use a much more comfortable strap. The leg wraps make it much nicer to handle. Im using a Hanhel Triad 30 which is small and light (and cheap!) so it didn’t take much foam or wrap, I think the upper leg sections are only 30cm in length. Anyway, onto the detail…
So I picked up the test roll today from Protographique in town, very pleased with the results. I initially loaded a roll or Kodak Ultra 400 but I left the motorwinder on in my backpack and, well, it ripped through almost 20 frames so I decided to not get it processed.
A recent trip to the far west coast of Wales gave way to a beautiful sunset and one of my most enjoyable shoots in recent years. Using my D70s DSLR I pushed well into the darkness and was still getting good results with exposures ranging from 6 to 20 seconds. Probably what I consider 3 of the best shown below.
Recent return to 35mm film I found this fine example at the local camera store, boxed, for £9.99. Loaded with 400ISO Kodak Ultra we will see how I get on with a test roll. Looking to shoot mostly Black & White with this.