Picos da Europa expedition 2015: T-6 days


This post is part of a series that briefly describe an inspiring expedition to Picos da Europa, Spain, during the Spring of 2015. The complete series follows:


 

 

Packing: DONE!

this is a late entry in the post series as I was working on the packing till late last night, thus having no time to write it…

Yesterday, after some serious considerations, I decided to use the computer guy approach: restart 🙂 I went to my packing place (a.k.a. bed), took everything out of the backpack, and by everything, I mean EVERYTHING including the space divider, took apart my Mamiya into its building blocks and repacked. You know what? it fitted!!!!!!!!!! I’m happy 🙂 Very happy!!!! I’m taking my DSLR and my  MF. What extra stuff am I packing?

  • The machine body
  • The film holders (6×4,5 and 6×7)
  • The prism
  • The mechanic release cable
  • B & W filters (Red, Orange, Yellow and Green)
  • Films, storage containers and refrigeration to hold them

What am I leaving behind? A back pain 🙂 I’ll be sure to use all the backpack straps and belts to ensure a good weight transfer to my hips instead of my shoulders.

To be honest, I wouldn’t forgive myself if I found myself in the middle of those mountains, knowing this baby was left behind.

One extra thing I had to do: as my backpack is not very spacious, I could’t fit the 70-200 with the remaining gear. I’ve opted to extend it with a lens case.

I’ll add some images soon.

 

 

 


This post is part of a series that briefly describe an inspiring expedition to Picos da Europa, Spain, during the Spring of 2015. The complete series follows:

9 months ago, I was challenged by Foto-Nature for a photographic expedition to Picos da Europa National park (PENP) in
Planning is at least 50% of the fun. Being a planning freak adds to the joy. Trying to think in
The screening process of what to take, at least for me is a hard one. I don't want to take
Still decisions, Thanks to fabulous contributions and messages in my facebook page, the topic around what equipment to take is
No news 🙂 Full days with a lot going on not just around the trip.
A post that considers bot the T-4 and T-3 days. Yesterday, a day mostly dedicated to the family, with a
Getting soooo close I can almost smell it 🙂 (as in the cold air in the high mountains) with hours
As I start writing this new set of posts, less than 24 hours have gone by since arriving from the
The morning started early: after 3 hours of deep and fast sleep, the alarm clock went of at 5:00. And
Day 2 was a long, exhausting day and as a group we decided to sleep a bit more this morning.

 

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