Dinagyang 2009…IloIlo

Yeah! Im going. I booked my flight last year to get some good deals off the air fare and here it is now 26 hours to depart from Manila to Iloilo. Its been two years since I shot a provincial festival, that was in Sinulog 2007, Cebu. Im really curious on Dinagyang because some friends said, It is the best performance wise. Il be with some of my friends from PiPho Org on this trip and hopefully we can do some travelscape within our stay, I didnt prepared for an itinerary this time. Bahala na!


The opened bag right here is the Lowepro Rolling Computrekker Plus, it is one the biggest bag of Lowepro but i wont be using this huge bag instead I transferred almost all of my gears to my old Computrekker AW. Along with this Il bring my belt bag the Inverse 100 AW. Of course the 5D Mark II will be there, 40D, 70-200 f2.8 IS, 24-70 f.28, 17-40 f4 and 50 f1.4. Oh yes the LX3! Il be leaving the 100mm macro and some other accessories. Theres a bonus gear that il be bringing  and il pick it up at Canon office tomorrow. Its one of the fastest camera today. My shouldnt worry because il just borrow it 😀

Im really excited now and i already have some ideas in mind, composition, the videos and time lapse. Il be online every night to check out my online life PiPho, facebook, emails and this of course.

Batanes…6 hrs to go…

Im pretty excited, but my wife is more excited than me.

I need to travel light since Il be the daddy-husband-yayo photographer.. as always 😉

Ok heres the first ever travel light gear.

Lowepro Computrekker

  • Canon EOS 5D w/o battery grip
  • EF 17-40 f4L
  • EF 50mm f1.4
  • 580 EX1
  • Nodal Ninja 3II
  • Giottos Rocket blower (medium)
  • Apple 15″ MacBook Pro
  • Total of 28GB compact flash
  • 320GB Western Digital Passport
  • 2 Blank DVD -R
  • 2 Blank CD-R
  • Sandisk FW 800 Compact Flash Reader
  • Compact 61 in 1 USB reader
  • 1 extra BP-511
  • 1 extra LX3 battery
  • 1 ND4 filter
  • 1 ND8 filter
  • 1 NGD4 square filter
  • 1 NGD8 square filter
  • 1 Circular Polarizer
  • 1 80N3 Remote shutter
  • 1 BP-511 travel charger
  • 1 LX3 travel battery charger
  • 1 MBP charger
  • 1 Nokia e71 charger
  • 1 set of flash waves RF trigger
  • 1 optech rainsleeve
  • 1 black bag
  • 1 plastic as raincoat
  • 1 set of medicine
  • 1 multi-purpose knife (victorinox)
  • Lenspen
  • Soft cloth
  • Parker ballpen
  • Small notebook

Lowepro Inverse 200

  • EF 70-200 f2.8 L IS

Think Tank Strobe Skin

Giottos 8241 Ultra light tripod (Thanks to Uncle Shooter)

Panasonic Lumix LX3

This is what i meant by travelling light! 😀

Sea Air’s hand carry limit is only 3kg.. I think these weighs almost..

Im bringing my Lowepro inverse 200 so that i can leave the computrekker at the hotel

What I left in the studio are:

Canon EOS 40D

Tamron 28-75

EF 100mm macro

and lotsa nifty accessories..

Hope weather will be GREAT!