Let’s say you’ve taken your final shot, re-inserted the darkslide, and called it a day...
What are your “take-down” priorities, and are they helpful to share? What’s your first step – and last step? Does the weather or type of shot determine the order? What steps are good to remember, but easy to forget?
I imagine many are quick to remove their film holder and safely pack it away – others might first attend to their lens. Still others might pick-up accessories, or write a few final field notes before any other leave-taking chore.
My final step after packing my bag & collapsing the tripod is “walking-around” the set-up area, looking for small items I may have forgotten. I started this habit after leaving behind my Pentax spot meter on a dark forest floor. I hiked back next day to rescue it. Why it didn’t rain, or wolves didn’t chew on it, I don’t know!
Let’s hear about your “take-down” habits – what useful ideas & lessons can you share?