Yellowstone Trip

2017-01--719Helen and I joined the Kingwood Photo Club group for a trip to Yellowstone in mid-January.  For a couple of warm weather people, this was a huge step.  We read about surviving in cold weather and planned clothing for months. Reading up on how to stay warm at -20 degrees, and finding cold weather bargains consumed us for months before the trip. We didn’t want a bunch of expensive clothing that we’d use only once.  Then of course came the camera equipment, and getting all that clothing and gear packed into a reasonably sized suitcase.  We surprised ourselves.  We were able to go for a week with one suitcase between us, and my camera case/backpack….and we survived.  In fact we enjoyed it tremendously.  It was cold, but somehow we managed to make the right clothing and photo gear choices.  Great trip.

In my bag:  

  • Two Camera bodies
    • Nikon D7000
    • Nikon D810
  • Nikon 70-200, f/2.8 lens
  • Nikon 16-35, f/4 lens
  • Nikon 2x Teleconverter
  • Tripod, Monfrotto, Aluminum with ball head
  • Assorted cleaning gear, rocket blaster, etc
  • Two chargers, 4 batteries
  • WD MyPassport wireless pro 2 TB hard drive for backup
  • Ipad Pro 128MB, for additional backup and editing/sharing on the road
  • 2, Circular polarizers and 2, 4 stop ND filters

Helen’s equipment:  Helen got a new camera for the trip, and it worked out very well.  Many of the pictures in this gallery were taken with the Sony.

  • Sony A6000 mirrorless camera with two kit lenses
    • 18-50mm lens
    • 55-205mm telephoto
    • Charger and extra battery