The video is done! I wanted to hold off on this post until the video was finished so I could share the whole story all together. As this video hopefully shows, every day on the Appalachian Trail had its struggles and its rewards. The towns, people, and views we encountered all added to the experience. I could never capture or share all the memorable moments we had along the way but I tried to cut together a collection of scenes that give a feel for life on the trail.
Some of my favorite stills from the journey.
The temperature spiked for a couple of days between cold snaps and Mid-Town Motors stayed busy rinsing the road salt and snow mud off of cars. I liked the way the water spray looked in the sunset and hung out for an hour or so.
Everyone was on edge yesterday as forecasts predicted up to 6″ of snow. In all, the total came to less than 1″ leaving many people (or at least me) feeling shortchanged. As Calvin once remarked, “Getting an inch of snow is like winnning 10 cents in the lottery.” Even so, I found a few kids outside making the most of it.
I don’t support this new trend but I had to cover it anyway. Brown Thursday, as it has been called, is a clear violation of America’s favorite holiday in terms of food. Going out at 7 or 8 pm and waiting in line until midnight is just crazy enough to be fun. Having stores open at 5 and 6 pm ruins all that. They don’t even pass out stuffing or cranberry sauce while you are in line.
Warm weather wild art. I hung out for an hour while these guys were shooting hoops, wondering if I still had my jumper and wishing I had worn athletic shoes.
The setting sun and dark sky made this scene last week look like some strange painting or movie scene, as workers were installing a huge mural along 5th Street in Lynchburg.
Lots of activity in a confined space meant a fun evening of photos.
Selection of photos from Colombia, during a week-long trip I recently took with my parents. Our long-distance friend, Diego Mendoza, was marrying Angelica Bonilla in Bogotá and they invited us to attend. We took the opportunity to spend a few extra days visiting Armenia and Salento, also hiking a day in the Cocora Valley. The food was wonderful, the weather cooperated when it really mattered, and the people we met were all very patient and helpful.
I took all of these with an iPhone or Canon G10, a refreshing departure from the 5-lb Nikon and bag that I haul around for work. I wanted to both test the range of those cameras as well as force myself to experiment with a different shooting style.