It’s been so crazy I’ve fallen behind on my posts from the Legendary Cultures trip for National Geographic Expeditions. We went from Mongolia to Lijiang China (I’ll pick that up later) and then to the highlands of New Guinea, where this warrior posed for a tight portrait (D7000, 70-300mm VR) before a small “sing-sing”, or gathering of warriors.
Shooting 98% video on the gig, and learning just how hard it is to use a still camera for video in very fast breaking, fast moving situations. By the time you get your LCD loupe on the back of the camera, the action is over, so I’ve been forced to try to focus off the back LCD on the camera in bright daylight conditions….a situation that brings out all the foul language this Jersey City boy can muster.
Despite their ferocious demeanors, the Huli men have great senses of humor and love to kid around. During an archery demonostration I got to joshing with one of our village hosts and we got into a mock battle with axes and spears. The picture below shows him delivering the “coup de grace”, much to the amusement of the village kids. Next stop: Java, Indonesia. I’ll try (I’ll really try) to keep you posted….