By on January 2, 2014

Look at this.  I don’t know if two days counts as on a roll but here is the second photo in my New Year’s resolution.


This was taken our first morning.  We had just left Pamplona, Spain and on our way to our first challenge. Alto del Perdon! This 790 meter climb is laughable considering that is what we trained for and the rise and falls later much higher.  I’m sure the people coming from St. Jean were laughing at us as they zoomed past us up the hills.  Of course we expected, like the city folk we are, to find a place to have a coffee and snack in Cizur Menor but the path didn’t take us by anything.  Ha Ha, we were so naive.

I like this photo for the curve of the path, the people walking and the biker heading over the hill.

Once I figure out how to make the sky and the hills beyond more defined I may post this again.  I might also try to remove the hydro line and tower but it does as some scale to the image. I hope to start a class next week to improve my photoshop skills.




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    January 26, 2014

    Your photos are beautiful! I’ll be walking the Camino this summer, and am soaking up all the information I can get. Thanks for sharing your journey here. A quick question- what kind of camera did you use on the Camino? I love photography but don’t want to lug a big camera over 790km. I’m hoping that my iPhone + editing will turn out some good results.

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      Jeffrey Everets

      January 27, 2014

      Hi Nadine. I brought my Cannon 60D which was very heavy and a bit awkward but now I’m glad I did. I have some friends who just used iPhones and their photos turned out great. I guess it just depends on what you want at the end. I have printed a few as gifts so the higher resolution was good. If you just want to post them the smaller cameras worked fine. In fact, a lot of my indoor photos of churches were done on my iphone because it worked better when you weren’t allowed to use flash.

      My best advise it to make sure you look at all your gear and don’t carry too much. They say it in all the guidebooks and we all ignore it. I hope you trip is great and look forward to hearing from you again.

      Buen Camino!

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        January 28, 2014

        Thanks for this advice- I’ve only just started to think about gear and feel a bit overwhelmed… but there is so much helpful information from other pilgrims (including packing lists!). I’ll have to give the camera issue some serious thought- one of my hobbies is darkroom photography, and I have a great, old, HEAVY film SLR. I would love to take some black and white photos on the Camino, but I also know it’s pretty impractical.

        Thanks again, and I look forward to seeing more photos from your trip!

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    Jeffrey Everets

    January 29, 2014

    Nadine. It would be great if you could find an old, cheap and light film camera in a used camera store to bring along. I have an old Minolta that is a lot lighter than my DSLR. Although, some of the rebel models are a lot lighter than mine as well.

    I’m not sure how well the film would stand up to the heat. It sounds like you’re going to be walking through the hottest time of the year. You would also have to carry lots of it if you plan to use it much. I took over 2000 images during the trip and I had the camera stashed away for almost a week while it was raining.

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