I’m still feeling the tightness in my hamstrings, and maybe it’s because I’m completely out of shape. That happens. I wasn’t built for speed.
And when I traveled to the Boreas Ponds Tract last Monday, I over-estimated how much hiking was necessary to get from the parking lot to the destination – and from the destination, back to the car.
With that in mind, however, I did get some amazing photos of the Boreas Ponds and of the Adirondack High Peaks in the distance.
I used two digital cameras – my Nikon Df and my BlackBerry PRIV cameraphone – and those photos turned out really well.
Today, I scanned and cleaned up the film exposures from my third shooter – my Krasnogorsk ФT-2 super-ultrawide camera, the shooter with the nickname “Raskolnikov.”
And of all the shots I took of the Boreas Ponds and the LaBier Flow and other Adirondacks-based fall foliage photos…
This photo of the Boreas Ponds caught me.
So I have three different exposures of the Boreas Ponds, one from each camera. And we know that after Competition Season 2016 wasn’t my best, I feel like I have something going strong for next year.
I have this photo that I can enter in standard-sized contests, where I’m limited to one exposure and a specific image size.
And with my BlackBerry, I can enter this ultrawide in any panorama competitions. That’s a nice “stitch job.” And Raskolnikov put together a helluva photo as well. Three good images … three different available possibilities.
And even if I go back to the Boreas Ponds – albeit with lots of training, so that I don’t end up in traction after a four-hour hike – even if I get better pictures than these …
These are pretty damn good pictures in and of themselves. Confidence builders, they are.
And “confidence builders” are nice things to have.