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padodes
2007-12-10 20:29:20
Walking poles and more
I have no unkind word to say about walking poles. Being a quadruped in the hills has definite advantages that mountain goats have discovered long ago. I am a little bemused, however, by the readiness of a growing number of walkers with a taste for photography to take to the hills with a cumbersome DSLR in tow and a flailing tripod slung over their shoulders. Maybe this is a tribute to falling camera prices and rising artistic passion, but it has a way of hindering serious intent in the mountains. The mind is divided between two purposes that are not necessarily incompatible but that sit uneasily with each other, and the tripod will surely catch in every rock and branch along the way. It would be interesting to know the experience of other contributors as regards the way they integrate photography into their walks and climbs. A lot of our efforts, I suppose, are reduced to a quick point-and-shoot in bad weather, but many photographs are also beautifully taken and convey the true atmosphere of the hills.
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