Hanoi-Bac Ha-Sapa photosafari Part 1

After the Bersih 3.0 rally on 28th April, I just couldn't find the inspiration to blog. Photography has taken a backseat and the only significant photography-related action I did was to change my Nikon D800 to the D800E. Yes, I have done that. I figured since I have moved up to medium format territory with the technique- and gear-demanding D800 (need top notch lenses and huge storage spaces!) I might as well go for the best. Only time will tell if I made the right decision.

Back to the photosafari. I have decided to break this into 3 parts i.e. Part 1 to share shots with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the D800 in Hanoi, Part 2 in Bac Ha and Part 3 in Sapa.

We arrived at Hanoi international airport at about lunch time.

Outside airport (Fuji X-Pro1)

We went straight to lunch after which we checked into the hotel to freshen up. We still had a few hours to kill before we board the night train to Lao Cai. We used those time to do some street photography.

Fruit vendor (Nikon D800)

Ratan goods (Fuji X-Pro1)

Hong, one of the participants, making friends (Fuji X-Pro1)

Photographers in action (Nikon D800)

Ambitious transportation (Fuji X-Pro1)

Side street (Fuji X-Pro1)

Patriot (Fuji X-Pro1)

Tourists (Fuji X-Pro1)

We boarded the night train after dinner at 9:00 pm. The 10-hour train ride was quite comfortable, more so than the train ride I used to have back home.

The boys (Fuji X-Pro1)

The girls (Fuji X-Pro1)

'Poisoning' session (Fuji X-Pro1)

'Poisoned' (Fuji X-Pro1)

The next few shots were taken during the return trip at the Temple of Literature, Hanoi. We met these university students there and they were so nice as to pose for us.

Looking out (Nikon D800)

Reflection (Nikon D800)

By the window (Nikon D800)

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