Monday, May 11, 2009

JoeTourist's South Africa online

My trip to Southern Africa in October and November 2008 included travel to Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa (including Swaziland). I worked hard at posting my travelogues for Zambia and Botswana about two months after returning home, however the South Africa portion of the trip presented more of a challenge.

I took about 1,000 photographs and over an hour of high definition video in South Africa. I still haven't processed the video other than to index it, however I identified some 384 still photos to be used in my travelogue for South Africa. Some of those photos are frame extracts from the HD video, so needless to say, this involved considerable work to get my photos to a point where I could start integrating them with my narrative to form a complete travelogue.

I have worked on my South Africa travelogue for the last four months, and finally have a first release posted to my JoeTourist website. I say "first release" because I now have to edit the HD video into movies covering one or more logical subjects or regions. The problem will be to decide how to combine this material, since we covered so much ground in South Africa on the South African Surprise tour. I hope to post the resulting videos within the next few weeks, but in the mean time, I hope you enjoy my coverage of South Africa!

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