One of my favorite things to do is explore parks in the area I have never been to. The closest one I hadn't been to was Brush Creek Park in Beaver Falls, PA (in the middle of nowhere). I had never heard of it but Chris ran there in high school a few times for MACs (not sure what it stands for - running was not my thing). I fell in love with the pictures of the place when I googled it because of the covered bridge. I love bridges but REALLY love covered bridges.
Knowing I wanted to get photos of the covered bridge we drove a few miles deeper into the park. I (being the one who drives often because I get car sick pretty easily) passed the parking spot closest to the covered bridge. I kept going thinking there was a spot EVEN closer (I can be really lazy sometimes). Alas, there was not, so we trail-blazed a little from our parking spot to the covered bridge. As always, I had my camera with me and was already starting to annoy Chris by stopping to get a photo of the log, the leaves, the trees, the sun shining through the trees, our shadows, etc (you know how it goes). It wasn't until I took my finger off the trigger for a few seconds and looked at my screen to see the photos I had just taken that I realized that I had left the camera chip AT HOME! After a profanity or two (and maybe a little tantrum) I remembered I had my iPhone. iPhone to the rescue! I'm sure Chris was just thrilled;)
I am still a little disappointed I wasn't able to get pictures with my "big camera" (hehe Jenny, get it?) but so glad I had something with me to capture the moments from the walk.
Most of the photos were taken with my Hipstamatic App but a few with Cross Process. Since Hipstamatic has added a "favorites" (where I can keep all my favorite lens/film combinations) I have been using it a lot more. Before I was so intimated and overwhelmed. Now, I love (bordering obsessed) it!
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One of the problems with being the one always having the camera and taking the pictures is I rarely have a photo of myself. Chris dared me to walk across this log. I tossed him my phone to get the photo. And yes, however not gracefully, I did make it. No broken bones either;)
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