Canada

Planning Underway For Photography Vacation To Newfoundland!

The time continues to move closer to my 2016 photography-oriented vacation trip!  For the most part, I started this annual photography ritual back in 2007, with my trip to the National Parks of the West Coast, USA.  This was my first trip with a DSLR, my good old friend the Pentax K10D.  My photographic odyssey took me to Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Lassen, Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, Mount St. Helens, and Olympic units of the NPS system!  It proved to be a learning experience in regards to photographic technique...primarily lighting and composition.  A quick outline of my annual trips follows:

  1. [2007] - National Parks and Monuments of the West Coast, USA
  2. [2008] - Australia (Northern Territory, New South Wales) and New Zealand (North Island)
  3. [2009] - Australia (South Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania)
  4. [2010] - Australia (Western Australia)
  5. [2011] - Canada (National Parks of the Canadian Rockies)
  6. [2012] - Australia (Queensland and New South Wales)
  7. [2013] - Hawaii (Big Island)
  8. [2014] - California (Sequoia NP, Kings Canyon NP, and Yosemite NP)
  9. [2015] - Hawaii (Maui)

So where will 2016 take me you ask?  This year I'll be off to Newfoundland-Labrador, Canada!  I'll actually be spending all my time on Newfoundland...Labrador will have to wait for another time.  I'm still trying to figure out what photographic equipment to bring with me.  I am weighing the possibility of buying a new Fujifilm X-Pro2 for the trip.  If not, I might opt for a couple of new weather-resistant lenses from Fuji:  XF16mmF1.4 R WR and/or XF35mmF2 R WR.

At any rate...I'll be opting for my Fujifilm gear:  Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujifilm X-T1, and the Fujifilm X100S plus an assortment of lenses.  My biggest decision will be trying to decide on what analog gear to bring.  Should I go only with medium format...or both medium format and 35mm?  That is certainly the question!  The possible film cameras I'll be bringing include the following:

  • Bronica RF645
  • Fujfilm GF670 Pro
  • Voigtlander Perkeo I
  • Zeiss Ikon ZM
  • Leica M6

Luckily I don't have to make the decision right this very moment...but it will have to be made soon!  Whatever gear I end up taking, the trip to Newfoundland promises to be an experience of a lifetime!  I'll post further details of the trip as it approaches...and provide details and photos of my experiences!