I wasn't sure what Nepal would deliver beyond the religious monuments, snow-capped mountains and colourful prayer flags on display in travel guides. What we found was all of the above, but underlying the chaos, colour and clutter was a genuine feeling of peacefulness, a strong sense of community and a real appreciation for the little things in life that matter most- A positive outlook, compassion for all and a good hot shower. Farewell, Nepal!
Photography note -
I'm pretty happy with how the Canon 6d performed on this trip. At no point did I miss my 5D Mark III. It was light enough to carry around all day, the 11 AF zones never failed me and it's low light performance was excellent. In fact sometimes I question whether the 6D performs a tad better in low light compared to the 5DMk III. I found myself using the 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II USM and the 24-70mm f2.8 L II USM ninety nine percent of the time. Between the two I had most of my desired focal ranges covered. The 35mm 1.4 II USM remained in my bag most of the time because I just didn't need f1.4 all that often. Focal range flexibility was a higher priority. So I could've saved some space there. In hind sight I'd have swapped out the 35mm for a 2 x extender to get some closer shots of those snow capped peaks, but all in all I'm happy with the gear I brought a long. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for my next entry!
(Hint... It involves a big red rock)