to tripod or not to tripod?
Day -5: I’ve been afflicted by one of those great packing dilemmas that has pitted two of my ingrained travel prejudices against each other. One is the joy to be found in great photography; the other is the need to travel light.
The decision I have to make is whether or not I take a tripod for my camera. The one that I have opens up to about 150cm and would be perfect for longer exposures, particularly at dusk and dawn. On the other hand, there is the not insignificant matter of the extra weight - probably around 1.2 kilograms (about the same as my extremely lightweight Sony VAIO laptop).
What’s it to be? While I’m leaning in favour of taking the tripod with me, knowing that I might only make use of it three days out of every week is counting against the decision. Should I leave out another pair of underpants and socks in order to justify its inclusion?