I’m Heading To Death Valley
I’m really psyched to be taking my first photography trip of the year today. This morning I woke up at some ungodly hour to get on a 5:30am flight out west. I’m meeting up with Brian Matiash (from onOne Software) and a few other friends to shoot Death Valley for the weekend. Early in December I found out they were taking a trip so I invited myself along I’m incredibly excited because this has been on my “I wanna shoot” list for years and this was a great chance to get out there, and split some of the rental car and hotel costs at the same time.
Above is a photo of my gear packed in my Think Tank Airport Airsteam bag. I’ve got my Tamrac Velocity 9 bag in my checked luggage for getting around once I get out there. For this trip I packed my Nikon D800 and my 16-35mm lens as my primary body/lens combo. I did however borrow a few lenses to try out. First I got a 24 f/1.4. I think that’ll come in really handy for some night photography that we plan on doing. I’m also borrowed the Nikno 35 f/1.4 just to try it out. Finally, I’m trying out a Tamron 24-70 f/2.8. I don’t own a 24-70 so I’m anxious to test this one out.
I’ve packed more layers of clothing that I think I ever knew I had, but something tells me I’m I’m screwed and in for a big shock. We plan on shooting at night a lot and I hear Death Valley gets pretty cold this time of year. Wish me luck!
I’ll try to post some photos tomorrow if I get any today. If not, I’ll post ‘em next week. Have a good one!