I’m sitting in Broome surrounded by camera and sound gear, trying to magically condense a great pile of stuff into a light and compact arrangement for a forthcoming wet season trip up the Kimberley coast. What I need is the photographic equivalent of the Tardis, bigger on the inside than the outside. We have:
- 2 camera bodies
- 4 lenses
- tripod + monopod
- sound gear
- MacBook Pro and hard-drives
The Lowepro backpack, fully loaded, weighs 9.5kg in itself, and then there are a couple of Pelican cases. We’re flying up to Talbot Bay, but loading all of this onto the boat in Broome before “MV Odyssey” leaves port as there’s a 10kg weight restriction on the float plane.
The trip should be fabulous; there’s been a fair bit of rain, and the Kimberley’s waterfalls should be flowing nicely.