In a few days we will be heading south to Arizona for a vacation break. First stop Toronto. Then flights from Toronto to Denver and Denver to Phoenix.
The weather will be hot in Arizona. During the hottest part of the day, we will stay close to the resort pool. Or inside an air conditioned building.
Fortunately for me, landscape photography is best performed very early in the morning or very late in the day. Less heat. The desert sky will also be more varied this time of year with cloud cover dropping in from time to time. I hope to see some new locations on this trip and I hope to capture some great images along the way.
We have been busily planning the trip and getting ourselves organized. Packing lists, budgets.
However, as much as I try to pack lightly, I fail miserably. Photography requires camera bodies, lenses, tripods, batteries, storage cards, laptop. To maintain electronic communication and to take advantage of digital media, the iPad and iPhone. Wandering and driving around requires a GPS. I have to take along cases, cables and chargers. Clothes and shoes for hiking, biking, exercising, swimming and walking. Reading glasses, sun glasses. And more. Hard to keep the luggage below 50 pounds.
But the memories will last a lifetime. We will be doing a few special things over the course of the week and a surprise just for my youngest son.
Really looking forward to the trip.