High Adventure; Journey Through The Thunder Dragon Kingdom Page 2
My expedition across Bhutan was also an incredible spiritual journey filled
with daily adventures, unexpected experiences, and extremely good luck with
weather and timing of key events. But the greatest aspect of my trip had to
be the wonderful and fascinating people I met along the way. The easy-going
Bhutanese are friendly, hospitable, and love to have their pictures taken.
The best journeys never really end and this was certainly a magical journey that exceeded my expectations in every way possible. I feel as if I came back somewhat enlightened and hope that the lessons I learned in this faraway world will remain with me forever.
About The Photographs
Daryl Hawk carries two Nikon FM3A camera bodies on his treks, along with three Nikkor lenses--a 28-200mm, a 20mm, and a 24mm. The zoom is his workhorse lens--in fact, he used it for all the photos here. "I like to keep it simple when it comes to equipment," Hawk says, "and the zoom handles just about everything." A good thing, as changing lenses in windy, dusty, or snowy places is something he likes to avoid. His only filter is a polarizer, which he uses quite often. His films of choice are Fuji's Provia 100F and 400F Professional and Velvia 100F. He generally allows 50 rolls of film per week for his adventure travels.
Note: At Daryl Hawk's website, www.hawkphotography.net, you can see more of this adventure and travel photography as well as a selection of his commercial images. Also at the site is information about Hawk's cable television show, The Unconventional Traveler, in which he interviews photographers, explorers, and adventure travelers and occasionally highlights his own travel adventures.