I did some shooting with my iPhone 8 on our hike the other day. This is a small rut on the trail with some rather large ice crystals growing in it.
As most folks know, modern smartphones have excellent cameras in them and I’ve seen some amazing images coming from iPhones of all vintages on Flickr and elsewhere. I’ve had an iPhone of one sort or another for years but I’m still not as comfortable as others in using it as a primary camera. Not sure quite why that is, it sure is convenient and easy to carry.
Walking back to the truck from our hike up Mt. Race there were some low spots along the trail and a few of them contained frozen puddles. Lines like these are caused by water flowing slowly and freezing multiple times. It’s almost like a recent, short term geologic record.
Southwestern, Massachusetts (The Connecticut border is two miles south/left) in this frame on the Appalachian Trail).
We hiked from this point up onto Mt. Race on the Appalachian Trail to check the section I maintain. Cut one tree that had fallen across the trail but otherwise the trail is in good shape for this time of year. Pockets of ice that us old men have to watch out for but it was a nice hike.
This creek flows from Plantain Pond which is the recreational lake at the YMCA Camp Hi Rock down to Rt. 41. Behind me about 50 yards is a nice waterfall.
There were lots of ice “udders” (stalactites) under rocks and trees but I couldn’t get close enough to photograph them without falling in.
Instravel – A Photogenic Mass Tourism Experience from Oliver KMIA on Vimeo.
This is a compilation of Instagram travel images by Oliver KMIA. Note how the music/sound overlays change with geography. Very well done.
Yes, many of the images are cliche or a bit too heavy on the “I’m the center of the world” meme, but all together it works well.
Zoom it out, turn it up!
Schaghticoke Ridge, Appalachian Trail. Bull’s Bridge, Connecticut.
We haven’t gotten out all that much recently so we took a relatively short hike up onto Schaghticoke Ridge, which I maintain for the Connecticut AMC.
The snow is gone and there are pockets of ice in low and shady spots. Ice and leaves always makes for interesting photography so I tried a few shots.
My Flickr contact Jack David Hubbell took and posted this edgy reflection (I assume of himself) in Falls City, Nebraska.
My Flickr contact taro kunugi took this terrific image of a vineyard covered with snow with his Ricoh GR II in Yamanashi, Japan.
My Flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp posted this terrific image of a pond in the middle of some dunes with a great reflection on it.
My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm took this excellent image of the exterior of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain.
My flickr contact Johan Talens posted this great architectural detail of Burgos Cathedral in Leon, Spain taken with his Fuji X100.
The person walking gives it a great sense of scale.