A Week From Today!
A week from today I will be sitting in my hotel in Athens Greece! It should be a lot of fun and the weather is about the same as here in South Carolina. We have 4 day trips out of Athens and 1 over night trip to the monasteries in the mountains where the 007 movies where shot!
I am going to take 2 camera systems, the Olympus E-PL1 Full Spectrum Infrared with two filters (590nm & 720nm) and the Olympus E-P2 color system. I am only going to take 2 lenses, the MZ 14-150mm and the MZ 9-18mm. I will also take an external flash, about 5 batteries & a charger plus a really small lightweight carbon fiber tripod. I think that I will also add a couple of 10 stop ND filters in case I see some water falls! I really need to keep the weight down since I will have to carry this stuff around. I have a small Think Tank 35 over the shoulder case that will also carry my Ipod (can’t leave home without that can I!). I also have a tiny GPS unit that will track my movements and attach info to each image that I take as long as I can keep enough batteries on hand for it but I will try… I have given my travel kit a lot of thought. I will NOT take a computer system, it is just too fragile and easy to steal, rather I have two 32 gig and six 16 gig SD cards which is enough for several trips over!
This really doesn’t sound like a lot of stuff but it adds up in weight. It is around 8 pounds now and like I said, I have to carry it. The Tripod is the hardest to carry but it is tiny even with the Really Right Stuff BH-40 ball head attached. The legs fold up over the ball head and it is very light!
I am a worried about pic pockets and keeping my stuff mine, but I think that I can handle that (please..). They say that there is not any violent crime at all in the country otherwise.
I plan on shooting Infrared 80% of the time but will take some color images if the light is acceptable. Stay tuned for images!