Morning Hike

Every morning (almost) before breakfast Jillian and I and our neighbors, Lito & Linde, start out the day with a hike up North Crestone Creek. This morning after a rain in the night I lagged behind taking backlit snapshots.  Purple asters beside the trail hooked me like a fish for a grab shot with my Canon s95 before the gang rounded the corner.  Pocket cameras are incredibly handy for plinking around.  This pic is a fun, personal record shot which, if I had taken the time to get deep depth of field, would have missed the people.

Early morning hike up North Crestone Creek.

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8 Comments

  1. Posted July 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm by Lito TF | Permalink

    Bill, you certainly captured the flavor of early morning along North Crestone Creek. Very Nice! Lito

  2. Posted August 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm by Don Phillips | Permalink

    Your images with your i phone were very much Bill Ellzey.
    I don’t remember who said it, but:
    With any excellent photograph, it is never the equipment, it always “the eye” that captures the moment.
    However the better the equipment, the sharper and more briliant the photograph…

    • Posted September 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm by Bill | Permalink

      I heard a quote, attributed to Ernst Haas, famous Vienese photographer, who after a lecture was asked, “What kind of camera do you use?” His reply, paraphrased, was, “Madam, it does not matter. If you have the eye you can take a great picture with a shoebox.” So your point is well taken. And your part about better equipment creating sharper and more brilliant photographs is technically true. However it begs the question, would I prefer to look at an uninteresting picture that is technically awesome or one that might not measure perfection by that yardstick that is a joy to behold?

  3. Posted September 23, 2012 at 3:05 am by Don Phillips | Permalink

    Bill not only has the “eye” but is a master with his equipment to make his photos brilliant and awesome.

  4. Posted October 19, 2012 at 8:18 am by Don Phillips | Permalink

    We enjoyed our shoot with you at the Great Dunes of Colorado. Would like to go again when the creek is running!.

  5. Posted December 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm by Profe | Permalink

    Que caminata maravillosa, entre amigos !!!

  6. Posted February 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm by Margo Moss | Permalink

    I have just seen your images for the first time. Wow wow wow..
    I can feel the beauty and I am expanded..

    Margo Moss
    Going to the ‘Stans’ in June..would you say that I absolutely have to get an additional camera? I have the CAnon G12.. The widest angle is 28..(frustrating)

    • Posted February 20, 2013 at 11:49 am by Bill | Permalink

      Hi Margo,
      Thanks for the note and your appreciation of what’s out there to be photographed. Re your question, I don’t know what the “Stans” is, but it’s always a good idea to have at least a second camera along on a photo trip, particularly a foreign one. You don’t want to have the hassle of finding another one if your only camera malfunctions. Have a good trip.

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