I got a chance, back when the weather was much nicer (now we’re buried in snowiness again), to take a walk with the new camera at one of our favorite places to hike.
There’s a good reason why Garden of the Gods is one of the most iconic sights in Colorado Springs, and I love that it is so close to town. Nothing like feeling like you’re in the middle of nowhere, a few miles from your apartment! I love that there are miles of trails in the park so you don’t have to keep walking in circles if you’d like to hike for a few hours, like we did.
I feel like this new camera is a huge learning curve sometimes! But it is great to be challenged again, and have to think about things a little bit more than I did with my old point-and-shoot. It’s like I’m starting all over, back at the beginning, especially when it comes to capturing color! We couldn’t have picked a better day, though, to get out and practice. Bright but overcast was a great combination – and we were out long enough to watch the colors change from early morning pinks & purples to midday brights.
We also borrowed our friend’s awesome dog, who accompanied us quite happily on our hike. It was a lot of fun to borrow a dog, since I definitely want one, but the time isn’t right just yet! This way, we got our canine companion fix and helped our friend out by taking him on a very long (and tiring) exercise adventure.
This little morning of playing hooky and getting outside was a beautiful tease into summertime that I’m bummed was so short-lived. C’mon, summer!
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