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Off to Explore …..

Posted by mervfrench on August 20, 2010

We are going to Europe on Monday for a little while to have a look around.   I’m not taking 10 kg of camera gear as we are on holiday and want to enjoy things and travel light.   This is my full kit , the s90 and a Gorillapod.

Why, you ask, aren’t you taking decent gear. Well it’s quite simple.  I don’t want the hassle of looking after a heap of expensive gear while travelling, after all it is a holiday. Nothing worse than trying to look after a camera backpack and tripod while your touring the markets or relaxing in a cafe. This little ripper shoots RAW and is 10 mp with the features of it’s bigger SLR cousins. It’s more than big enough to do what we want to do with the images , which will most likely go into a photobook for ourselves.   The gorillapod is great to take anywhere and will be handy I’m sure, it has a ballhead  and  I made an L bracket  for the pano’s   🙂

C Ya Soon !!!

28 Responses to “Off to Explore …..”

  1. Have a great holiday mate, love the L bracket, good work! Which countries are you going to visit ?

    But…why would anyone wanna go to Europe when they can go to Bonnie Doon? 😀

    • mervfrench said

      Flemming we’re going to, England and western Europe. Amsterdam is about as close to you as we’ll get. Catching trains, planes and automobiles. 🙂

      Ahhh, can’t you hear the serenity !!!!!

  2. True North Mark said

    Have fun Mery! Might have to think of a mission for you! 🙂

    • mervfrench said

      Hmmm, that will be interesting !!

      • muzz said

        Bronze challenge: a pub photo each day
        Silver challenge: a photo eating a croque-monsieur (or hazelnut crepe) in front of the Eiffel Tower or Sacre-Couer
        Gold challenge: a photo mulling up in front of the Sex Museum in Amsterdam
        Platinum challenge: photo of the Loch Ness Monster – extra points if there is a dog in the shot 🙂

        Enjoy yourself and stay out of trouble.

      • mervfrench said

        I’m going to give all of those ago.

        Can i get the Platinum if I can get Lynda at the Cock Inn , with a dog. 🙂 🙂

        Just packing now.

  3. Have a great time Merv. Just remember the best camera is the one you have with you! And that S90 is pretty bloody good…

  4. hodgy1 said

    Yeah I know what you mean. No point in lugging that crappy Canon gear around when you can get the same Quality from a point and shoot. haha.

  5. That Gorillapod is awesome it looks like a cheeky little critter! Must get one for myself. And a pocket sized camera. Have fun in Eurpoe – it’s a beautiful place – lots of Kulcha 😉

    • mervfrench said

      I’m a kulcha kid Jo.

      The little critter gorilla can tie itself in knots. The fun bit is straightening it out again.

      • Yeah me too. There’s not too much of it in Perth though 😦
        Looks like it could be hours of entertainment – a tripod and a game all in one!
        Have fun in Europe. Say hi to my homies for me if you go to London 😉

  6. Donelle said

    Have a wonderful time Merv, I love my Canon S90!!! Its a wonderful little camera!! Im also loving the 40D!!!!

  7. Jamie Nicolaou said

    Have a safe trip Merv. The Gorrillapods are pretty cool, nice little gadget. Be looking forward to you updating as you go along. Might have to get a photo of yourself enjoying a cocktail in Amsterdam!!!

  8. Don’t loose the camera! It’s so small you might put it down and forget to pick it up again….at least when you’re lugging 10kgs of equipment around on yer back you KNOW it’s there 😉
    Have a fantastic trip!

  9. Peta said

    Have a great holiday and I Know you will get some ripper photos….a good eye is all you need…

  10. muzz said

    Elvis has left the building ……..

  11. Tony Middleton said

    Have a great trip merv-man!

    enjoy 🙂

  12. Antonio Ranieri said

    Hey Merv have a great time let me know where you are going & email me through your travels will be able to help you out with heaps of locations!!

  13. davidsobik said

    Have a great trip there fella! Yep I see too many guys taking all types of stuff they never use or need! Just been to Karijini with my one body, one lens and a spare body in my sleeping roll. Never touched that!

  14. Merv mate this is first offical warning.


    I must have put up 3 or 4 in the past week and we still haven’t heard from you! he he he

  15. you’ve been back for ages!! no excuses…we want to see more photos 🙂

    • mervfrench said

      Yeah I know Sandy … just been a bit busy lately , away at sunrise, home well after dark.

      Funny thing is …I haven’t really blogged since we left to go away in Aug and i’m struggling to regain the urge, don’t even check out others much, finding it all a bit mundane, mind you when i’m not so busy things might change.

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