Monday, May 21, 2012

Practice on Prairie

A great opportunity arose when I rose this morning!  I laid in bed feeling sorry for myself and feeling unmotivated.  I procrastinated planting my feet on the floor and getting in motion but I did eventually.  Before even heading down stairs, I checked for emails and there was one waiting to be opened and once I read it, I experienced an attitude adjustment.  Here was a chance to share a hike with a friend, get exercise and fresh air, but best of all, an opportunity to play photographer again.  How could I resist an emphatic YES I will join you!

Agent-X and I met at the Prairie Mountain trail head and from the moment we met to begin the grunt until the moment we parted when back at the cars, there wasn't a dull moment nor a quiet moment.  We were all talk with the feature conversation being camera features.  We shared our knowledge of what we have learned so far with our cameras and we practiced what we preached!  It was great to be able to take the time to try many of the features.  

These are the photos I came away with today!

zoom

macro

fish-eye

color accent

landscape

landscape for my summit shot

stitch assist panorama

vivid color
While this hike was lots of fun and play today, it was still hard work as you can see the distance and elevation posted on the BaseCamp Map.  It was a fairly quick trip up and down but there was nothing quick at all once we reached the top and the photographer within us came out.  Thank you for making my day!

2 comments:

  1. Excellent photographs. Nice to see the top of Prairie is dry. Boundary Pine is complete. Grand old tree.

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  2. Hi Alexandra. These shots really make me wish I had gone for the larger camera, but I opted to have pocket / handheld size. Much more manageable for me.
    My Canon is a powershot SX 230HS, so very similar but yours has greater clarity. Just love the colour accent on your purple flowers.
    Looking forward to your next outing.

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