Upload & Sell: Off
Well, I can see where you're coming from, but what if you know you can do better?
Anyways, here's another bunch:
Our trusty vehicle, the Delica, and the driver Serge. He (and his brother Michael who steered the second vehicle) quickly turned from hired guns into the dearest members of the team. I loved that feeling of togetherness, let me say this again. Not something I experience regularly, even with my coworkers of 3 1/2 years - I am always wary of something when communicating with them, knowing that each has his/her own quirks that need to be avoided like landmines.
Speaking of Michael and his vehicle...
The unfinished observatory up there in the highlands. Apparently it was all but done by 1991, but then the Soviet Union crashed, taking all the industry, science and defense with it, especially outside what became the current Russia. I'm told that some stuff outside survived, mostly the stuff that was/is still owned by Russia, as most of the resulting smaller states had no need in high-tech stuff, nor the expertise to run it. And mind you, Kazakhstan wasn't even the worst example...
Here's our entire team, sans myself. We were photographing off a tripod in a scenic spot, but only really did the full group photo using another member's 5D Mark II. When I tried to set up my own kit, I could only get a few shots like this before the team said "That's it". I was unable to persuade them to wait for me and do a few self timed shots that included myself. Was pretty p*ssed off back then, but then thought, I know how I look like, so let them have it!
BTW all the photogs are clustered nicely in this photo: it's the 3 girls in the left half of the picture, and the hairy guy behind them. My 1D Mark II N with (heavily taped) 70-200/2.8 IS is seen in the foreground, along with a 5D Mark II, presumably belonging to the redheaded girl in the center.
That's it for the 1D Mark III shots so far; in due course I'll be uploading some more, as well as posting the shots from the second camera, my trusty 1D Mark II N.