I don’t know how theses photos happened. I was photographing bits and pieces in the nearby shanty town in the top one. I haven’t done any post-processing to it. The bottom one is the only other “mistake photo” I’ve found. It’s of the local cornershop. I did post-process this one into black and white.
Pelicans flying in Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Debi, northern Senegal.
Typical 7AM in Dakar, Senegal.
Fast food? Senegalese style. In Saint Louis.
Photo by me.
I visited Nsinda prison in Rwamagana district in eastern Rwanda a few weeks ago. I wanted to see how they use biogas to power the prison kitchen. The prison utilises the prisoner's waste to produce the gas to cook the food that the prisoner's eat that makes the waste that produces the gas that… very yin-yang. I filed a report for Reuters. I also produced a slideshow for the BBC, which was published today. If you're interested in how a poo powered prison works, take a look.
No regrets at all in buying the Ricoh GRDIII a little over a year ago. It makes me look like an almost OK photographer. The slideshow set above was made entirely on the GRDIII. I’ve been slowly adding images to the set over the past year.
I’m only posting this now as I have been asked to supply an image for the cover of a book about Rwanda. I spent a few hours yesterday reviewing some of the photos I’ve taken with this pocket-sized wonder over the past year. They’re now at the publisher for review.
Ricoh recently announced it will be releasing an updated version, the Ricoh GRDIV. It looks pretty much the same, but the engine inside is slightly different. If you’re in the market for a compact, but powerful camera, you might want to hold off and grab a secondhand, or old stock, GRDIII. I certainly have no need to upgrade.
Meanwhile, fellow former-Saigonite Dave Hagerman has a good run through of the GRDIII. Photographer Paul Giguere has a detailed review, including all the personal settings he uses. Lastly, I found this post by Wouter Brandsma very useful when deciding to buy this camera.
I travelled down to Mayange in southern Rwanda last Friday to meet some bee keepers. Take a look at the slide show above to find out more (Hint: click the button in the bottom right hand corner to view it big-big-big). There’s more on Kigali Wire.