Homeward bound…sort of.

Homeward bound…sort of.

f/10, 1/20 sec, at 24mm, 640 ISO, on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Leaving Prayers.

Lumen Dei 2009 is officially over. A great time was had by one and all. The participants seemed to learned a lot as well as having a blast. And why not?From motorcycle rides over an 18,375 ft pass, to shooting photos of bactrian camels on the sand dunes of Nubra, it was an amazing adventure.

f/2.8, 1/1600 sec, at 24mm, 100 ISO, on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Everybody is a critic!

Our special guest instructor, Ami Vitale, is now no longer a guest, she is a life long friend. Not only is this lady an amazing photographer, she is also a caring and talented instructor & coach. It was a real challenge (at least for me) to shoot with someone who is trained as a photojournalist. Photojournalists have a different take on imaging, post production and a number of other things. It was really fun to swap travel and Kashmir stories with her.

f/2.8, 1/80 sec, at 43mm, 200 ISO, on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Ami Vitale showing monks their photo.

Speaking of stories, I was able to record not one, not two, but three Depth of Field interviews while on this trip. I interviewed Ami and David each, then I recorded all three of us telling stories from the field. I have to say it was a blast sitting with David and Ami and swapping stories; be looking for the first of these in the next week or so.

f/2.8, 1/250 sec, at 100mm, 100 ISO, on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Russ, David and Alain on Enfields crossing Kardung La.

I fly home to Penang in a little less than six hours, spend a few short couple of uninterrupted days with my wife and daughter then on to Photoshop World in Las Vegas. I hope to make some new contacts there and maybe schedule a few more interviews. If you’re going to PSW be sure to look me up. After PSW I am off to a week of meetings and then home for two months of the relaxing Malaysian lifestyle.

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  1. alamond

    thx god, I thought you were lost …

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  2. Jeffrey Chapman

    Wow! Camels, motorcycles and Ami Vitale! Looking forward to the DOF interviews.

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  3. Sabrina Henry

    Thanks for sharing these images. I especially love the first one. We’ll wait rather impatiently for you to post the interviews and more updates from your trip.

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  4. Grungemann

    I can see that you had a great time shooting along your co-hosts. Text me when you’re in the mood.

    Again. Good images as usual.

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  5. wilsonian

    🙂 David looks so happy in that shot. Classic.

    Thanks again for everything, Matt. It was truly a blast.
    Peace

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  6. DavidD

    Happy as a pig in mud, Erin 🙂

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  7. Jamie

    Welcome home! Looking forward to more images!

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