Thanks guys. It was certainly pretty challenging using only film as I had no immediate feedback. I didn't take a DSLR with me this time, just the hassy and f2. I did lots of bracketing. I'm getting through the bulk of the 120 film now, the 4x5 sheets were a little disappointing as expected as it was more or less my first time shooting/developing 4x5 but I think now I much prefer the 4x5 process and will be using it a lot more in the future.
I took more b&w than colour film with me, majority of the colour was portra, ektar, a little reala & velvia. I am preferring the black and white process for now, I find that when going through colour photos I tend to switch them to b&w anyway.
There are of course people on board that took down mountains of DSLR equipment (one guy on board was doug thost dougthost.com) and I know I probably missed a lot of oppurtunities without fast cameras and fast, long lenses but I want to really challenge myself and I have an oppurtunity to go down there every year through the summer months and want to keep persisting until I really nail the film side of things and am able to come back with stunning prints on film without leaning too much on top-notch technology to get good photos.
There are stunning colours down there and surely colour photos are amazing but I've found from going through my own pictures, the black & white ones appeal to me the most and I was hoping this would be the case as it's the avenue I want to go down and hope to really master.
thanks for looking & the comments