Walking to one of the locations meant walking over farmland which is loaded with animals.. and yeah..getting chased by lamas for a few hundred metres. Little did I know it's close to roaring season for the stags.... that got a lil hairy running with the camera gear and jandals on. A few hundred deer running from every direction is quite a surprise. Packing as light as possible I figured a little LED torch will be suitable, that didn't didn't help my eyes playing tricks on me later on up the hill. While waiting for a shot I did fall asleep and to wake up an hour later only to find a very over-exposed shot, bugger. Instead I went off chasing a ratty possum with my jandal in hand after it ate my apple.
Gear I took was:
-5D Mark II
-Handy mini Manfrotto modo tripod. This beast has become a very good friend of mine. Super light. Small. fullstop. Well really I've got two really meant for holding my TT5/580's but figured why not push them further past there limits. They aren't meant for holding the DSLR with a lens but managed fine.
-DIY shutter release. (this tiny tool is pretty budget as I just found it to tighten the surfboard fins. It's perfect to tap the two shutter pins and then leave it in there for the remainder of the exposure. I don't recommend doing this as those pins bend too easy. The second time round I did bring along the real deal.
All packed in the Dakine Sequence. Oh and some yum food too.
Had a handy lil tool for the above image if ya can tell.
Saweeet as, Enjoy!