I remember this morning very well, the day before had been rainy and wet, so we were happy to see the sun. It was a cool morning, and we had started just before sunrise. From this little creek we climbed to the top of Alto de Mosteleres.
Many of the people we met thought I was a little crazy, because I carried a full size DSRL camera with a couple of lenses. But having the camera with me, meant that as I was looking for images, I was more aware of my surroundings, rather than just walking along, lost in my thoughts.
I found that walking with my camera, thinking about how to show our trip to family, friends and blog readers, I was more aware of how the light changed during the day, as well as how the landscape, and our surroundings changed as we walked. I thought about how best to tell the story of our journey. I also tried to learn more about the places we were visiting, so I could pass along some of the stories.
Since being home I have found a couple of extra benefits to carryin my camera. The first is the friends that I made through the blog. But the most unexpected benefit is having images for the stock photography. The image above is just one of the many images submitted to Alamy, and one of several images that have sold since adding them to the site. It is always rewarding when someone chooses one of my images to accompany their writing and or publication.
Yes the camera was extra weight, and there were days that were tougher because of that weight, but I am glad I had the camera with me.
- Meseta at Dawn; Walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela (jmeyersforeman.wordpress.com)
- I made it! Camino de Santiago 2013 (yazrooney.wordpress.com)
- Day 31, Friday, July 12, 2013 Triacastela to Sarria – 11.6 miles (kimandhelenontheirway.wordpress.com)
- Day 35 Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela (walkingonthecamino.wordpress.com)