I will be flying into Edinburgh tonight and then driving my group to our deluxe cottages by the sea for 7 glorious nights. With daily excursions to photograph puffins and gannets. Eight of the nine clients will be joining me for an extension to Bass Rock. Last year’s experience there was amazing and I am so excited to have the opportunity to possibly land on The Rock again! If you missed my post last year HERE IT IS.
I am also bringing my OlympusOM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera and the Olympus 300mm f/4 lens (effectively 600mm) that I borrowed from B&H to do some more testing on it with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. I usually bring my Canon 600mm f/4 II lens but because I want to give the other a good workout I though it best not to bring it. I can’t carry both and my trusty 300mm will serve me well.
I’ll be packing my green Patagonia rain jacket that Bill Hedges gave to me on my last trip to the UK, it is now my new lucky jacket 🙂 everytime I wear it, it doesn’t rain!
For my gear I’ll be bringing along a couple of rain covers from FotoSharp. Last year one of my clients gave me a rainsleeve by Op/Tech, I had forgotten about it but it worked pretty good and I just found it in my bag so I will bring that along too. I also travel with a small Sea to Summit drysack that I put in my backpack. I also ALWAYS travel with a clean new white plastic bag (when they are new they fold nicely) just in case.