I want to give you all an idea of what I am going to be doing the next month. I will be traveling by air, bike, bus, taxi and train.
I have nowhere to stay, no plans, no friends... just hope and an expectation to have the time of my life.
I am truly scared. Happy scared and scared for my life.
The video gives you a short idea of the journey I am about to take on. I know no one in the east and I will be staying hopefully in hostels most nights. I will be hanging with a good friend of mine @llawlor and he will be showing me the ropes of Philadelphia. I am sure I will spend quite some time sleeping on trains / local Apple stores. I will have two bags with me, one with clothes and one will all camera equipment.
I will spend a lot of time walking, taking HDR images and recording video. I plan on sleeping in a real bed and showering in a real shower when I return. Actually I am looking forward to both of those things already, I am sure that is not a good thing ;).
Chicago: I will play it safe and check out all of the things to see in the big city. I am really excited to photograph all the cities at night.
Washington, D.C.: I plan on walking all day. Seeing all the monuments during the day and night since both are incredible. On a map the two farthest monuments apart are a two hour walk.
Philadelphia: I will probably be witnessing a different than usual scene because of the World Series. I will be spending my time with friend Liam Lawlor.
New York City: I have been looking forward to NYC for a long time. I will not be driving so a lot of hassle will be avoided. I know by this point my legs and camera will hate me quite a bit. I can't wait to be apart of the city that never sleeps.
Boston: I have only heard good things about Boston from people who have lived / visited.
What I am bringing:
In case you were wondering what I am bringing along with me I am going to list a few things here.
Cameras: Nikon D700 and D5000
Lenses: 24mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, 60mm 2.8 macro, 180mm 2.8 and a 18-55mm vr kit lens.
Camera Etc: 5 camera batteries, 3 chargers, 2 battery packs and over 50GB of memory cards.
Clothes: I dont care so much about clothes. A few long sleeves shirts, sweatshirts, jeans and fresh pack of socks :).
I will be blogging and putting together small videos from my iphone and posting them.
I will miss all of you.