January 4, 2010 – Autumn Hiking

Autumn on the Merritt Lake Trail

Autumn on the Merritt Lake Trail

Monday, January 4, 2010


Okay, finally, we’re done with all of those holidays and all that. Back to the grind, etc. Not only is this your first post of the YEAR, it’s also the first post of the WEEK! Man oh man, the excitement is palpable. Palpapalable. Plapable. Palatable. The excitement is reasonably agreeable.

Hiking in the fall is great. Views that are normally composed of a bunch of indistinguishable ordinary green suddenly become a lot more interesting. I’m a big fan of color in my pictures as you’ve probably noticed, so I’m like a kid in a candy store that time of year. There was a several minute gap between writing each sentence in this paragraph, that’s why they don’t really fit together.

In other news, I really do apologize for the infrequency of posts over the past couple weeks. I used the holidays as an excuse, but that’s really all it was, an excuse. The real reason is actually pretty silly, and a little bit embarrassing. There was this website, see, that gives away these cheeseball blog awards. No, not the bloggers choice awards, this is a completely different sleazeball awards website. But it’s a similar idea, you nominate yourself and tell everyone to register and vote for you, thus making all of your friends give away their contact info to a shady organization for no benefit to themselves. It’s really a pretty smart way to get other people to recruit traffic for you. But back to the point, I nominated myself and was waiting to see if I was chosen as a finalist. I figured I wouldn’t be, but just in case I was I didn’t want to have a bunch of crappy pictures posted that would scare any traffic that headed my way because of it. But at the same time I didn’t want to “waste” a bunch of top quality pics in quick succession either. I gotta spread those out, ya know? And use filler pictures like this one to push back that inevitable sad day when I run out of postable pictures. Well, in the end they just cancelled this year’s awards for whatever reason. So now I can resume your daily drip of mostly mundane but occasionally fantastic photos. Welcome back!

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 28-75 mm f/2.8 lens. 1/200s, f/2.8, ISO 100. Focal length: 28mm.

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