Nice work, Woodruff! Didn't I see this tease the other day? I don't suppose you have more you care to show us....
I'm off to the Middle East, as well, in less than a week, touring Egypt, Jordan and Israel for a total of 20 days. While I'm there on a specific project, I'd be most interested in hearing what were the high points of your trip.
I posted it in the 5D3 Samples section a few days ago. Then I saw saw that there was a video section. Ill be posting some more shorter pieces highlighting the trip soon.
As for your trip, I'm totally jealous. The company I was hired by had me slated for Egypt, but then cancelled it
. Have a great time over there! Highlights for me were the Western Wall (both outside and inside it), Caesarea and the Druze villages of the Golan Heights (I think its Buq'ata that's built in an old volcano crater?) There's also a Hookah lounge in Tiberius in the old square next to the abandoned mosque (right by the sea). Pretty cool atmosphere.
My best advice is to always be shooting and always be ready for the unexpected. I know thats kind of redundant for a trip like this, but things really do take you by surprise. Especially in Jerusalem. The place is so diverse and so active that you really dont know what will walk around the corner. And just as fast as it happens, its over. If you make it to Palestine, be open minded. I ran into a pretty big rally in Bethlehem and started shooting video in the crowd. Two guys who were waving the big flag and saw me.....and immediately started cheering to get my attention and started singing. Eventually the whole group chimed it. It was pretty awesome.
As for Jordan, Petra is probably one of the most fascinating places I've ever been to. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the back of it (takes a few hours from the main entrance). Also, if a Bedouin merchant asks you to tea in her tunnel house (they live in the tunnels networking throughout the city), do it! Its a once in a lifetime experience.
Otherwise, have a safe trip and take some great shots!
I thought 5D3 files were not compatible with LR 3?
Haven't had a problem so far.