I had four full days at home with my family after my trip to Iceland and now I’m on my way to Patagonia. This is my first trip to South America and I’m both excited and nervous. Part of the trip will be spent on a small ship, exploring the Chilean fiords. I’ve never slept on a boat in the ocean... The thought of stormy seas fills me with nervous trepidation.
I spent most of my four days at home packing, unpacking, and repacking my hiking bag. I had such a hard time trying to decide what gear to bring. At the last minute I chose my 16-35 mm GMaster over the 12-24 mm f/4. Somehow that was one of the hardest decisions to make. I love what I have been capturing on the 12-24 mm. This image was shot with the 12-24 mm on my A9. I love how the lens distortion at super wide angles gives me so many foreground options to work with. However, the convex shape of the lens limits filter systems that I can use. The filter system that I have for it is too bulky for back packing. The 16-35 mm doesn’t have the same focal length advantages, but it is versatile for night shooting, and is easier to fit filters to. I will also be bringing the 24-70 mm G Master, the 70-200 mm G Master, and 2x teleconverter. I also brought my RX100 VI. It’s a great trail camera that I can have in my pocket during hikes.
I’m hoping I get a chance to photograph the Milky Way from the Southern Hemisphere, as I continue to work toward my goal of spending #100NightsUndertheStars Im also looking forward to the firmware updates coming for the Sony A7R III - specifically the built in timelapse feature.
I will have limited access to the inter webs, but I’ll post and story as much as possible from the trip.
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