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    To Tibet I Will Go

    With my beloved Graflex super d
    a monopod screwed to its bottom
    a 210 lanthar lens mounted on the front
    a bag holder locked into its back
    and three boxes of tri-x film
    75 sheets of HP5
    in my backpack....

    Yes, to Tibet I will go
    and roam these narrow streets in the holy city of Lhasa
    full of wandering souls...

    Any suggestions and ideas??

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    Re: To Tibet I Will Go

    Take me with you ...

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    Re: To Tibet I Will Go

    Take a wider lens!

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    Utterly fascinating. A 135mm lens would seem better for narrow streets, though the 210mm would be good for portraits. Use all of the film you carry and have a great trip.

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    I was in Lhasa in 2010 for 4 days, with an Ebony RW and 4 lenses (90, 120, 180, 240mm). That was all I could handle, and thank god for my Readyload stock. I also brought a Bessa III MF folder for candid photography. Take things really slow the day you arrive and the day after, altitude sickness is a real danger. The hotels and some small shops (much cheaper than hotels) on the street sell cans with oxygen (look like hairspray cans, but come with a nosepiece). It helps to use one of those the first night after you arrive to get to sleep, they last about 15-20min, but it makes a difference. In terms of photography, I found the Jokhang temple much more rewarding than the Potala palace; one reason is that the Potala is overrun, so they are herding the people through. Here is an image of the Jokhang roof: http://www.arnecroell.com/p131787813/h5670e04#h5670e04.

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    Re: To Tibet I Will Go

    Three more things: 1. As Robert said, bring a wider lens in addition, my image above was done with a 120mm. 2. Inside the buildings/temples it is usually quite dark, and a monopod won't cut it, but a tripod is often not an option either (either not allowed or too many people/pilgrims moving around). So don't set your heart on photographing Buddha statues and/or Thangkas inside. 3. Be aware that, at least in 2010, on the Barkhor (the market + pilgrimage path around the Jokhang) every few 100 ft there was a gazebo with 5-6 PRC soldiers holding automatic weapons, in addition to the local police walking around. At the time, I decided to not set up the tripod and camera given the heavy security. A bit further away though, it was ok.
    Having said that, Lhasa was a great experience and I would go back in a heartbeat.

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    Don't forget your Dalai Lama T-Shirt.

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    Dear hogo,
    I'd been to Tibet about one mouth this season last year.
    I don't wanna give any more suggestion about how to overcome the attitude sickness because there are too many information and you have a good friend, Hass.
    I have to mention:
    The regulation about trip in Tibet is more restricted this year to everyone, including foreigners and Chinese. I believe you have the passport.
    Now, the Tibet trip certificate is difficult and too complicated to get than the past years, even for Chinese citizen.
    Please enjoy your Tibet trip if you'd already done the headache works.

    P.S.
    Do not try to take any picture of things relating with the military buildings, soldiers and security guards.
    I got a problem when I hung up my SWC...
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    Re: To Tibet I Will Go

    Yes, take a wider lens.

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    WHat? No Chamonix?! Say it ain't so! :-)

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