Sicily, Through the Leica M9 [Part 1 / Arrival & Erice]

Late 2016 was unseasonably warm; we reflected on how incredibly lucky we had been as we made our way to the airport and a flight bound for Sicily.

Having an October Wedding was something budget had dictated and while the venue was technically able to provide the outdoors wedding we’d both hoped for, the weather would have the final say. As it happened, we celebrated in the sun and while the air was brisk, we’d gotten everything that we hoped for.

As anyone who knows me will tell you, I always have a camera on me, so there was no doubt that our Honeymoon would be well documented.

I decided to take the standard everyday carry setup that I would normally pack; my Leica M9, a Zeiss 50mm f2 Planar and a Zeiss 25mm f2.8 Biogon, a very lightweight kit that I knew would capture everything I wanted to.

I also added a Fuji Neo Classic 90 and a Leica Monovid 8x20 for the fun of being extra-touristy.

This kit is ideal for travel photography. Given the quality of the images the equipment is light and compact, easily fitting in a small Billingham bag with room to spare.

As we boarded the plane the weather was still mild. I already had my camera in hand.

The flight to Palermo from London is quick and easy, around 2 hours direct.

Ryanair wasn’t exactly sparing with the legroom but I was lucky enough to get a window seat and some beautiful clouds as the sun set. Oh and the moon lined up quite nicely too.


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