Travel Photography

So for eight days we were on the loose, not quite knowing what to expect. So the camera was most always near by. My choice would be the Sony a6000 Mirrorless with two lenses, a 16-50mm and a 55-210mm. I really like the 16-50mm lens (24-75mm in 35mm scale)C&B - a little hung over after 1 hour sleep at 38,000 ft altitude

I used a small bag, the Think Tank Second Brain that can take an iPad. It’s a little cramped but the smallest I have and looks like a “murse.”  It goes over the shoulder with the longer lens on the bottom and the camera w/16-50 lens on top close to the top zipper. Four extra batteries (this camera eats ‘em) and extra SD cards in zippered pocket along with filters and very small table top tripod. That goes inside a nondescript backpack. I don’t like advertising.

The back up Nikon DSLR goes in the Think Tank Airport Roller bag with most of the clothes. Some clothes and recharging gear, snacks, etc. go in the backpack. We’ve learned to pack within that space limitation. Everything goes with us.

The old adage that the best camera is the one that is with you applies.

About what to shoot. I shoot everything, but basically have turned the camera into a Point N Shoot. I’m shooting in either Aperture Priority with lens opened up all the way or Programed Auto, so I can catch that chance shot. Hard to go back. While shooting on Manual is nice for Landscape work, when traveling, being quick trumps. Sometimes it may be better to have a reliable PNS on auto in the pocket.

Amsterdam, Sony a6000 with 16-50mm lens, Aperture Priority f5.6, 1/1250 Sec 100ISO
Amsterdam, Sony a6000 with 16-50mm lens, Aperture Priority f5.6, 1/1250 Sec 100ISO

Bordeaux, FR Eglise Catholique Saint Louis Des Chartrons Church Hard to resist this light…

How about that ceiling…

Something Different………?? for sale I guess

Sony a6000 w/55-210mm lens f/6.3, 1/40 sec, ISO3200
Sony a6000 w/55-210mm lens f/6.3, 1/40 sec, ISO3200
Boardeaux, Guys on the Dock,
Bordeaux, Guys on the Dock,

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