I was thinking of doing some long exposure streaky star trails tonight, but I was surprised when I got outside to see tons of cloud patches moving very fast. This is itself is a very interesting subject to photograph, one I’ve not done before, so I had myself some fun.
It has however highlighted a few things I need.
A decent tripod.
I bought my current one a year or so ago in Cape Town while on holiday there. It was a R400 ($55) cheapy and has served me well, but the time has come to get a decent one with a decent head as I’m planning to do more panorama and time-lapse photography in the future.
Nothing shows the quality of filters like shooting into a light source against a dark background. Decent filters minimize light scattering and ghosting, cheap ones, well lets just say I remove them when I shoo to minimize swearing.
I have a Lowepro bag already, but you can’t have an assembled camera with lens in it. It really does make taking quick shots a pain in the arse. I think it’s time I let my current one go, and get two. One for full kit, and one for quick action.
Actually, I’d love a ton of new things, but for now I have to stick to the basics that I need to enhance my existing kit. Unless of course I win a first price somewhere.