Personal Experience Pt. II
Lets go back in time, on July 2017.
I was travelling to an alpine lake in northern Greece to capture a timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy in an altitude of more than 2.100m.
On paper that timelapse would be one of the most beautiful sequences for my then working project, “Keep Looking Up”.
My initial plan was to reach the lake before nightfall as I wanted to set my motion control system with my main camera as also my second camera in opposite angles in front of the lake.
My excitement at the time didn’t let me foresee the possible difficulties I might encounter, like in example the weather.
I was anxious to not miss any shot opportunities, so I decided to carry nearly all my gear with me.
So, me, George and Sotiris were carrying three (3) cameras, five (5) lenses, three (3) tripods and one (1) 3-axis motion control system with a slider of 80cm.
Our already full backpacks had almost no space left for more than one extra shirt.
So no extra clothing, no tent, no sleeping bags, no nothing.
Around 22.30, when the Milky Way Galaxy Core made its first appearance over the horizon and the cameras started filming, some lightnings at the east starting to flash and just after 15 minutes, the storm was almost above us.
We had to gather everything super fast, and started to run back to the path, to avoid any potential dangerous risks like being hit by a thunder.
The end result was to be soaked, with no clothes to change, and super tired, both mentally and physically from all that.
And of course with no shots in the memory cards.