taken with my cell phone, using the camera alone
For Christmas last year (2009), Ed bought snowshoes for us.
The snowshoes kept their tags on.
This year, there was snow, but we kept finding reasons not to head to the mountains – the search for a dream house, finding and offering on one, losing it after weeks of teeth-gnashing, visits to and from Canada, job interviews.
taken with the RetroCamera app on my cell phone, using Little Orange Box
Time to change that, and off we went.
As we tracked further east, gaining elevation, we saw little pockets of snow in the shady hollows. Those pockets expanded and grew together until there was a thin blanket of white covering the ground.
Well off the freeway, at the end of a steepish winding two-lane, we found the parking lot covered in ruts of icy snow. We had the only car there.
taken with the RetroCamera app, using Fudge Cam
Through the woods, and up another rise, we arrived at Iron Horse. This used to be a train track bed; now it’s a wide, flat, level trail that goes for more than 100 miles, enjoyed by folks on feet (two or four), mountain bikes, cross-country skis, and – if the conditions are right – snowshoes.
We didn’t bring the snowshoes.
taken with RetroCamera app, using Fudge Cam
But we did enjoy a walk in the chilly air, noticing that the trees and bushes up there are not as close to spring as the woods closer to home.
I’ve used RetroCamera for some time, and the effects are fun – not like my SLR, of course, but a great change of pace.
taken with RetroCamera app, using Little Orange Box
My new favourite photo app for the Droid is PhotoBooth, which creates a strip of four shots, taken three seconds apart.
So. Much. Fun.
I love this one of the two of us. For a family of photographers, we have too few shots of us together (other than getting engaged or married).
Oh, and we kissed in the snow.
Well worth the drive.