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Linda Hardee 02-Nov-2014 12:51
Love the beautiful photos of China and Pakistan....brings back wonderful memories.
Art Brudereck 08-Jan-2013 03:36
Hi John, we just viewed your pictures of Ethiopia, and we were amazed. Great pictures, we were impressed. We r in The Villages in Florida, at the opposite side of your spectrum, very different villages!
Venkatesh 12-May-2011 00:38
Nice photos. Thanks. Good that God has given you money and time to see rest of the pages of the book(life) and thank God for showing me some of the pages thru you.
Lisa 06-Dec-2010 17:13
What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them!
Lisa Sylvia -- Olivia's Girl Scout Troop Leader
Maria Margarita 09-Feb-2010 19:28
Mr. Fletcher, fantastic photos of a country that ONCE WAS and now is NOT. Too bad that this great pictures tells the wrong story of a "GRAN ISLA" destroy by a MAN whos ideals brought shame to very proud PEOPLE.
I will invite you WHEN my Island is FREE, together with so many others WE will rebuilt this PROUD COUNTRY THAT I WAS PRIVILEGE TO BE BORN IN.
Guest 03-Feb-2010 12:47
Great photos, congratulation!
Fausto
Amihay Shraga29-Nov-2008 10:17
Great collection
Keep on traveling!
Guest 10-Oct-2008 19:39
Awesome photos, John.
I've been looking at your camera settings as well (I have the 20D) and it's a photographic education to appreciate
the settings you've used for these shots.
I was thinking about buying the 17-85 lens, and after seeing your shots I'm sold!
-- Terry
John Fletcher21-Sep-2006 21:23
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John Fletcher21-Dec-2005 23:18
Curtis,
Jamba was the closest village to the desert homesteads we visited and it does have electrical service. I had to go back to some unposted photos to confirm it. I don't know how far the service extends beyond the village proper.
John Fletcher21-Dec-2005 23:08
Sanjeeva,
I am very happy with the 17-85 lens. As you can see in my galleries, most of the images dated after October 2004 were taken with that lens. It is not perfect, of course, but its zoom range is very useful on a 1.6 camera and it is quite sharp with good color and contrast. Some people object to its price and others complain about chromatic aberation (purple fringing) in high contrast regions. I found that when buying the lens as part of a Canon kit, the lens price was reasonable. I have not experienced much CA and none that I could not either live with, eliminate in software, or crop out.
Curtis 21-Dec-2005 02:33
John,
I have been admiring your pictures of Jamba and the desert. I have been conversing with a girl in Jamba by telephone. She recently went back from the states. By the pictures you send, I wouldn't think it would be possible to get electricity to such a remote area, much less the luxury of a telephone. Is there another part to Jamba which would be more advanced?
John Fletcher25-Oct-2005 16:23
SC, thanks for your comment.
I do some post processing on all of my photos. Since I shoot in RAW format, each image must be converted to a conventional format... tiff, jpeg, etc... and sharpened. Otherwise, my post processing generally involves the typical work one would do in a dark room... straighten the horizon, crop, selective exposure correction, etc.
I have seen a great deal written about chromatic aberation with the 17-85, which may of concern to you, but I do not find it objectionable and have never tried to process it out.
SC 25-Oct-2005 11:07
I liked your India pictures taken with the Canon 17-85 lens very much.
Are these pics straight out of the camera or did you do any post
processing?
John Fletcher07-Oct-2004 21:52
Virtually all of the wildlife shots were with a Canon EOS 35-350mm L lens. On the 300D that translates to 56-560mm equivalent to a 35mm camera due to the 1.6X cropping factor.
Pete Perry11-Sep-2004 15:08
Your Botswana pictures...

Just wondering what lens you were using as it looked like a fairly long zoom.

Pete