Pushkar Camel Fair 2011 would begin in less than a month and preparations for my trip to Pushkar Camel Fair have begun.
This time around I would be traveling with three photography enthusiasts, who are not only quite creative, but also quite good at photography. This is bound to be interesting and fun at the same time, especially since it would be my first trip to Pushkar with my DSLR and I can’t wait to put my DSLR and all three lenses to good use.
It would also be the first trip, where I would be taking my Sony Xperia Mini ST15i mobile phone with me, and thus would be able to keep a GPS track log of the journey. I would also hopefully be able to do mobile blogging, so this blog should remain active throughout the course of my weekend trip, with latest updates (provided mobile networks work properly).
It would also be my first trip with friends in their car, rather than on my own motorcycle. However, I would be getting my motorcycle serviced and ready before the planned departure, as a contingency plan. Even though I do not foresee any reason that I would actually need to take her to Pushkar.
We have already narrow down the hotel we plan to stay at and are in the process of booking it.
On top of that, I have gone ahead and ordered another 8GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC memory card for my DSLR (boosting the total capacity to around 30GB) and a car charger for my power hungry Sony Xperia Mini ST15i :D.
A rough plan is also in the works, ensuring that we spend majority of our waking hours (very less planned sleep) photographing the Camel Fair and Pushkar. Though I am sure, once we arrive there, a lot would change and we might just go with the flow. However for now, I am trying to get as much information I can, so that we have multiple opportunity for photography.
If i may suggest…instead of 8Gb get 2 cards of 4GB each…
While shooting RAW (which I usually do), an 8GB card doesn’t lasts long, with a 4GB its a pain. Plus from money/capacity point of view, 8GB makes sense at the moment.
I agree to that. If RAW u r shooting then 16 , 32GB options you also have. But the only risk I have faced on having all photos specially the good ones in one card is that it should not get corrupt…loss of data or anything. Never experienced it but read in such case its best to invest in extreme pro category memory cards when high capacity is necessary…
I’m too planning a trip to Ajmer with couple of days in Pushkar. May be will bump into you by chance…
Extreme is considered pro level card as well, is supposed work in harsh climate and has ECC. Add to that, it comes with free data recover software license of 1 year (from the date of install).
Yes running large cards is always a risk, in case of card failure. But at the end of the day, managing multiple smaller ones is a pain as well.
Let me know when you are planning to be in Pushkar, I will most likely be there on 5th and 6th.