We had this idea to try and film with the stabilizer outside of a car window to capture some of the architecture in the city. Mainly the large roundabouts throughout down town. We failed the first attempt via our uber having windows too small. Later that day, I saw some of the tourist buses driving around and their second floor had no windows. It was perfect, thus today that's what we did. I got some footage of the city while on the bus, we got some more footage walking around Prado and some expensive shops while I had the Stabilizer setup. Basically we can only carry around so much when exploring and the Ronin-M isn't your definition of portable, although it's not terrible to walk around with packed up. We just tried to get as much as we could while I had it on me that day and it resulted in us getting back later than expected.
I left my lens cap on the bus (RIP), but I was bound to lose something on one of these trips at some point. It's incredible the amount of cables, cards, batteries, and accessories that I have to keep track of. I'm thankful it was merely a lens cap and not something else. Theres a small photo store right next to where I am staying but they didn't open back up until 5pm for their siesta. Thus I relaxed a bit and offloaded the footage to my backup until then. Thankfully they did end up having the lens size I needed and I was at peace. I grabbed some quick food from the some tapas place I went to yesterday. The cuisine is interesting, they love pork here.
I went off on my own to shoot sunset material and snap some photos down town. I might not know the language but I've got a good handle on how to get around already. It's actually mostly just google maps, but I'll take the credit. I shot until the sun was gone and then grabbed some food to wait for nightfall. As terrible as it sounds, I had never had foreign McDonalds before so... I tried it.
I had too. I wanted to see if there was a difference. For the most part their wasn't. Also that's the largest drink size they have, which makes a lot of sense to me. I don't understand the huge sizes in America. I went to the Azotea rooftop to try and take some long exposure of the city. The issue was they have these large rails so that you can't get close to the edge, which makes sense considering you are so far up. It sure does make taking photos difficult though. I think I managed to snap one usable one.
It was around 10pm by this point and as much as I wanted to keep exploring, I don't like carrying so much equipment that late at night alone. Thus I headed home and passed out. Can you see when we arrived in Spain on this graph of steps?
Hope you enjoyed!