It took a lot longer than I had hoped for due to unforseen technical difficulties, but I am finally done going through the ~1500 photos we took in the last couple of weeks, selecting and post-processing, and have posted them to The MKX® Photo Central.
I am really happy with how the photos came out. We used an Olympus E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds camera on the trip instead of the usual crummy pocket camera, which we occasionally paired with a Panasonic 45-200mm telephoto lens, which allowed for some cool closeups at the stadiums and in the safari. The main album is broken up by day:
- To the World Cup!
Carrying a sombrero across the world is not fun.
A 12 hour layover in Cairo. Let’s make the best of it.
- South Africa VS Mexico
Opening match in Soccer City, Johannesburg.
- Argentina VS Nigeria
Messi and Maradona, in front of me.
- Lory Park
Awesome VIP tour in this beautiful animal sanctuary, courtesy of Sharon Salomon. Also, an encounter with former world champion Oscar Ruggeri.
- Holland VS Denmark
At Ellis Park. Not the best match, but look at that crowd!
- Brazil VS N. Korea
The jogo bonito. Also, Apartheid Museum, SAB World of Beer.
- Pilansberg Safari
Extreme closeups of wild animals, and also of my flat tire.
- Mexico VS France
If we are going to beat France, we should do it in style, flying private and hanging out with Figo and Zidane.
- England VS Argelia
In Cape Town. Zague said hello.
- Cape Town
Enjoying the waterfront.
- Simon’s Town
Table Mountain, then drive to Simon’s town to see the penguins.
- Portugal VS N. Korea
Jewish Museum, then see Ronaldo and friends kill the Koreans.
- Uruguay VS Mexico
Not much luck in Rustenburg.
- Return to reality
Another loooong trip through Egypt, where Mexico is famous for the wrong reasons.