As of today, I plan to be traveling for a week, so if posts are repeats, or delayed, you will know why.
Of course upon my return I hope to be able to show you some nice pictures.
In the mean time, a travel tip – and there will be a few more I should think.
TIP: when skies are blue, and you want contrast, use a polarizer. This is a filter that, when you turn it just the right way, removes non-metallic reflections and does this to the sky (especially at right angles to the sun):
Meaning a super-contrasty look between sky and clouds (even when shooting B&W).