Sometimes it can be fun to look back through your older archives and see how far things have come.
I recently found myself wandering through some photos that I took on my very first trip to Yosemite National Park. My photo school friend and I were on break, and decided to take a week long backpacking trip up the Merced River. Being photographers, we took our cameras.
At the time that meant that I was carrying my Hasselblad 503 with an 80mm and a 50mm lens, and a limited number of rolls of 120 film.
Shooting film of course comes with its own unique challenges. You're somewhat limited by your film speed. You can't instantly review your image to double check exposure, or composition. And you're limited to the number of shots that your film will hold. And of course, every frame shot literally costs more money to process and print. It's not like you can blast away with a relatively unlimited, inexpensive, ultracompact, ultralight-weight, and comparatively indestructible memory card, bracketing to your hearts content, and then review your shots on the spot to know for sure that you got the shot you want.
Especially in the backcountry, every frame is precious. Every shot you take now one less shot you'll be able to take later. Each frame needs to be carefully composed, thoughtfully exposed, and taken with purpose.
But that of course is the joy of shooting film. You have to really rely on your craft and skill to shoot with confidence, knowing you exposed properly, that you timed it right, and that when you develop your film when you get home, you'll have the joy of seeing those views again, for the first time.
What do you prefer to take with you when you travel?