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Simon J Marlan
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Well, it's come around fairly swiftly.

I can remember what seemed like a fair while ago that I found out about this journey and now it is finally upon me. I am off to Sydney tomorrow afternoon, then fly out to Johannesburg on thursday. From there it is a short plane hop out to Dar Es Salaam, then a few days on Zanzibar, before heading into the wilds of Africa.

This link gives a bit of an idea of what we'll be up to…

Taking a limited amount of gear, but hopefully due to the lack of city lights in some places at night, I may be able to get a bit of Astrophotography in. Will be shooting with the 24-105mm L and the 100-400mm L, bundling along the 2x converter for that one, so hopefully can get some nice up close and personal pics of the local wildlife, without getting too close for comfort :lol:

With plenty of spare batteries and a ton of memory cards, I hopefully won't run out of storage space :giggle: although sometimes I can get a bit trigger happy :P

Also carting along the Powershot 110, for times when i need to throw something in my pocket to snap with, but definitely looking forward to what should be a rather fun and entertaining journey.

Bit more of an idea of where we are going can be seen here:…

Once we finally get down to Cape Town, we will then be spending another week or so along the South Coast, but not roughing it as much there, as some of the places on the main trip, we will be sleeping in tents, fenced in to keep the animals out :rofl:

All in all it should be a blast and I look forward to sharing lots of pics upon returning home :aww:

Then it will be a mad saving frenzy for hopefully another adventure to South America in Feb '15.... but that's another story :D

You can follow me on Facebook if you like, just add me here:

I may yet get to post a fair few interesting things there before here, as things happen :aww:

WIll be a challenge to get back into my message center here on return, as I can imagine there will be thousands of things to catch up on :D

Anyhoo, I better go and make sure I have everything packed :lol: only seriously started doing it about 2 days ago :rofl:

Creative Stuff

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 35mm f/2
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD

Canon EF Extender 2x III
Canon Speedlite 600EX


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ButterflyBlaze Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks for the llama!:-)
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
Very welcome :)
Alouqa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Thank you for the fav!! :hug:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015   Photographer
Always welcome :)
EveVictus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama! :llama:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   Photographer
Very welcome :)
Elfyah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav! =)
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015   Photographer
Very welcome :)
chii-channie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the faves and the watch! you hava an amazing set of pictures btw :hug:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014   Photographer
You're totally welcome :rose:

And thanks :aww: I still have a lot to bring back out, I was here on another account for a long time, slowly getting back to posting things up :)
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