As some might know I have been travelling in Rwanda as part of my job for an organisation called Tearfund. The visit involved leading teams that included a film crew, the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Commissioner of the NI Victims Commission and some prominent church leaders. All interested in learning about the work of Tearfund and the Church in issues of poverty, development, unity and reconciliation, just 19 years after the genocide. There reflections can be heard as part of an interview on Radio Ulster’s programme Sunday Sequence here.
This is a photo blog and I have mentioned before that I decided to invest in a Fuji X20 for this and future trips. I discussed before how labour-some carrying DSLR equipment can be and especially when you already have a film crew with you, all you are attempting is to capture is stills for presentations and media. I have to say I am pleased with the camera and it certainly has met my expectations. Colour is vivid, images are sharp and it is a pleasure to use. Sure it lacks the variety of lens choices, but that really isn’t the point in this environment and the reason for output. Any fault in the images was user error and will improve as I get used to getting the most from this little travel buddy.
Click the above image to see a selection of photos captured from this trip and a few from the previous with a Lumix FZ100. You might agree that smaller is better for this type of travel and unobtrusive photography.
- Global Citizen- The west do it best? (sleeplessinkigali.wordpress.com)
- Jeremy’s Rwanda blog – Day 4 – Thursday (compustorvic.wordpress.com)
- Youth meet pastor Rick Warren at Rwanda Shima Imana (focus.rw)