Friday, May 11, 2012
Hiking for Photographs
Beautiful Dova tree-hugger taken by Adam.
Last summer, when I suggested to hiking to the kids, they immediately said, "Nooooo!!! That's BORING!!!" So I bribed them with a camera for each and lots of snacks. Adam got my brand new Canon EOS Rebel T3i and Dova used my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K.
Adam has taken photographs along these trails for years now, and he's always had a great eye. This year, he was more interested in getting as many "butt shots" as he could.
Good thing Dova has a cute caboose! Dova took the high road with her camera and captured this amazing photograph of the waterfalls near a dam. Such movement! Such texture! And the light through the water!
Later, Dova gave up the camera and took to tree hugging.
I asked Adam to take a close up of her. Closer! Zoom in! He starting joking around and exaggerated everything I said. And then this beautiful shot emerged.
This has now become our favorite photograph of Dova. It is framed in our house and in the homes of both grandparents. Wow, Adam you are quite the photographer!
Later, Adam finally gave my camera back and I captured these shots during the golden hour on our hike back. Here they are taking a rest along the edge of the trail.
It was a beautiful spot to stop, overlooking a lake.
They got a bit silly, here's Dova pretend-slapping Adam in the face.
It was a beautiful day to get outdoors for a hike. I love to see the kids this happy.
We've since moved onto to mountain biking as a family, and now they've finally stopped groaning whenever I suggest hitting the trails. Yay!