In your bag 1067, Joshua Segraves
Autumn is here (Fall for the Americans) and this is definitely one of the nicest Autumn bags I have seen. Cracking stuff.

The world is big and I’d like to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir

I’ve been shooting for about 6 years.  I shot portraits and weddings for a while to help feed by gear lust, but ultimately decided that one full time job was enough.

I now shoot adventure and travel.  I’m either on an excursion or planning the next one.  In the past year, my wife and I have visited the Channel Islands, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Olympic, Zion, Bryce, Rainier, Saguaro, Grand Canyon, and Rocky, but the best yet was Grand Teton this summer.  The Mrs and I are punching the passport this spring and heading to Greece (!)

When we’re not traveling, we’re hiking, climbing, and backpacking in beautiful Northwest Arkansas.

Today I woke up at 3:45, hit the road by 4:30, and was on the trail by 6:45 to catch sunrise at Hawksbill Crag.  It’s a spectacular spot.

Here’s what I brought with me today:

Borreas Muir Way Backpack

This bag is a little large for a day pack, but there’s a few things on it that I absolutely love.  It has a nice internal frame with a breathable mesh / foam insert.  Ventilation and comfort rule when you’re shlepping gear . I can use the side pockets and straps to hold a tripod, and the pockets on the belt can hold filters, batteries, or small lenses.  It has a hydration sleeve, and lots of room gear.

Small Insert by Ape Case

Cheap, and effective.  I think it was less than $20 on Amazon.  Held all of the camera gear pictured, minus the tripod.

Hasselblad 500CM, A12 Back, Waist Level Finder; 80 2.8 Planar C

Recent acquisition.  I love the ingenious and clever mechanical design and the modularity of the system.  I’ve run a few rolls of color though it and am excited to see the results.  I think we’re going to get a long swimmingly.

Pen FT ; Zuiko 38 1.8

It’s a good thing this little guy is so economical on film, because the “snick” it makes when you take a photo is addicting.  I found a clever hack to allow you to use Zinc Air Hearing Aid batteries with insulated wire rather than a mercury cell.   Meter works like a champ!

Sekonic L-248

Picked this up off of B+H for dirt cheap.  It was made for mercury cells as well.  Nothing that a hearing aid battery and a bit of insulated wire won’t fix. :)

Gitzo Traveler with an Induro Ball Head

I generally take a Gorilla Pod instead, but I don’t think it would support the weight of the ‘Swede’, so it’s the Gitzo today.

Film: Today it’s Portra 400 and Ektar. We’re right in the middle of peak color here in Arkansas.  I need to switch back to black and white quick!  All this color development is going to be expensive!

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Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Joshua. This is easily one of my favourites.
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