Photography requires inspiration, time, technique and some equipment. Below are some of them.
I use a lot of Nikon stuff, film and digital, older and modern lenses. My black & white images are mostly done on film, but some are done digitally and then converted. I like the intimacy that my old film body with a 50mm lens brings. People open up and care less about being photographed than with a larger digital camera and bigger lenses. It also perfectly prevents me from looking at the display after each shot to see whether it worked. I focus more on seeing and shooting well that way.
My landscape work is done almost always with a big sturdy tripod, digital cameras and whatever lens feels right for the subject. I do get up before first light a lot, though.
Encircling Sydney almost completely, the Blue Mountains proved a formidable barrier for the early settlers. It was not until they followed some cows who had wandered off and around them that it occurred to them that going around was also an option.
In this image, the sun sets behind the mountains, as seen from Katoomba.