Planning another week-long trip across the American West. What cameras to take?
The main event is my mother’s funeral in Salt Lake City. We put it off so that everyone’s frazzled edges could heal before what is in America a traditionally combustible affair. (Those who wait tend to appreciate the service more and fight with their relatives less.) We will travel across California and Nevada with a stop at Zion National Park. Three days in Salt Lake, then return via Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon West.
We might stop at Valley of Fire State Park and Mojave National Preserve.
So what cameras do I take?
My certainties are:
- My Nikon D60 http://www.flickr.com/photos/notfrisco/sets/72157627822928497/
- My Instax instant camera http://www.flickr.com/photos/notfrisco/sets/72157627753271950/
- My Spinner http://www.flickr.com/photos/notfrisco/sets/72157629379691243/
On the maybe list:
- My Nikon N8008 (shooting in black and white — I’ve been doing more of that lately. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/notfrisco/
- My Fisheye http://www.flickr.com/photos/notfrisco/sets/72157628256848991/
- My Sprocket Rocket http://www.flickr.com/photos/notfrisco/sets/72157628284305457/
- My La Sardina http://www.flickr.com/photos/notfrisco/sets/72157627778025146/
- My “new” Bronica (medium format — 6×6)
I’m leaning heavily towards the Bronica and the N8008. The Fisheye is always fun, La Sardina always reliable. I have accumulated a nice variety of film in my freezer. I’d take infrared along except that I can’t find my red filters.
For fun, let’s throw in my grandfather’s Ihagee Exakta and my wife’s grandfather’s Agfa Silette.
What would you take?