Jan its all relevant, equipment and travel is very expensive. We all have our breaking point of what we can spend. And its not getting cheaper. We used to bitch about how expensive 8x10 and 4x5 was. I wish it still was that cheap. But shooting Phase One is expensive but wouldn't change it for anything.
But the reality is we shoot with what we can live with and afford. It looks like you might be out here for the bloom at the right time. let's stay in touch and see if we shoot together. I will be scouting this next week again. Looks great though, will be one of the best blooms in history. Tim
I got an email from the Canon rep who handles landscape photographers this morning. He said that new 70-200 is being sold. I called B&H and got their last one. Looking forward to playing with my new baby next week:)
And Tim ..... can you tell me "where" I might go for outstanding bloom? I'd like to see it in person, as well as shoot it, since I almost pursued horticulture in college. You said that Death Valley isn't a good choice.