I think each person has to weigh the pros and cons of travel anywhere in the world and accept the level of risk he or she is comfortable with.
A trip to remote Ethiopia had us visiting and staying with different tribes. All of the men carried AK47 rifles and I openly used my photography equipment as was the purpose of the trip. Felt uncomfortable at times but never had any incident. We were not with a group but only our guide, driver, and cook.
Excellent response. I go to a resort south of Cancun twice a year for the past ten years. Follow the advice above. Couldn’t get this shot without decent gear.
Exactly! I got a similar shot this morning at sunrise. Great photo!
I forgot to mention...don't miss the Cirque du Soleil show at the Vidanta Resort. You can take photos, no flash.
My wife and I are just south of Cancun right now for 2 weeks, have our own car, drove to Chichen Itza and another small ruin, visited cenotes, spent the night there and drove back to our resort the next day. I have the Nikon D850, several lenses, and a tripod. You just have to use common sense like don't walk around Cancun late at night. Keep your gear locked in a suit case or room safe when you don't need it. I would take the same precautions anywhere in the world. If you are staying a a big resort, no real concerns.
Any camera and any lens should work if you are able to select the focus points you want and use either manual or auto focus. The Nikon D850 does NOT focus stack in the camera. It will automatically shift the focus point from close to infinity based on a few settings you make in the camera. Then you must stack the images in PS or other software.
I usually use Lightroom but with my D850 the files are so large that LR cannot handle very many of these files when trying to make a pano, it simply locks up (or it is my computer), however ICE will produce a pano from 10 images as quickly as 3 or 4 and does a great job.
I have been exporting as srgb from LR and it works great for my photos.
Beautiful moment in time! Glacier is one of the parks in the west that I have not spent enough time in. Thanks for reminding me of how beautiful it is.
We were just in Mongolia in September and in China 2 years ago, and very remote Ethiopia. In remote areas or more undeveloped countries we use a local guide. We feel much more secure with someone that speaks the language and knows the areas.
A couple of suggestions that I read somewhere a few years ago is to put a couple of pieces of tape on your camera to make it look like it needs a repair and also to not use the strap that has the big bright name of the camera on it. Either buy a plain one or, as I did for Mongolia, black out the yellow letters (Nikon) with a black marker.
Beautiful! And thanks for showing us the original raw file.
I take similar pictures when I'm in Ecuador. However, they do not fit the tone of the sections mentioned. Therefore, I never post them.
I agree, the folks looking at that site are probably not interested in travel photography. It's too bad there is no way to post them since I think they show artistic and cultural aspects of these people, and a part of the world most people never see.
Thank you, I didn't know that one!