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simon3
2006-05-03 20:59:14
"Me in my silly photo on our field-trip." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Me in my silly photo on our field-trip. (Contract pics)

Re Lay Down your weary Lens
Oh what merciless analytical derision. Oh what rejection. The idea of fusing the best in companionable walking with modern possibility cast down, its opportunity unexplored.

Weedavie, as you climb to wrestle with the iron in your soul, I invite you to consider how you can say "I am". Isn't it through your experiences recorded in your memory? And, isn't memory fickle?

I beg to differ that photographs necessarily detract from the moments we value and the moments which define us. I think often the exact opposite can be true. When your fickle mind has started to forget a trip, the people and the views some well chosen pictures can revive your memory and bring it flooding back in. You can relive the moment and so powerful can this be and you can do this with friends. (At the risk of further outright rejection can I also say that interactive landscape visualisation can also add to the sense of place both before and after the trip. And couple it with trip reports from friends -met personally or online- and even wider perspectives emerge.)

Of course there is nothing worse than sitting through an hour of someone's snaps of a holiday you didn't share. It can be boorish to subject people to this. Boorish also to attempt impose unreasonable demands for photography while walking. People must have an understanding as to whether they are there to enhance walking with photograpy or the other way around.

The approach I favour for many group situations is to bring a lightweight high performance camera, big zoom, no spare lenses. Small bag worn outside and learn how to take a simple record picture in 15 seconds. Learn how to involve other walkers. Know when there really is a magic view and establish sufficient tolerance for it to be properly recorded.
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Carrauntoohil via the 'Back Ladder' from the Bridia Valley
peter1 5 hours ago.
Park at a small turning place, just opposite The Stepping Stone / Cooky Monsters accommodation and cafe.The route fol... walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 1097m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (I

  
Summit Comment
Mweelrea: Coastal mountains
simon3 a day ago.
Ben Bury and Mweelrea form an impressive sight from Clare Island.

  
Summit Comment
Binn Bhriocáin: Long views of a stepped descent.
simon3 a day ago.
Letterbreckaun can be seen from Clare island, around 33km away. It appears between Mweelrea and the high ground towards the Sheefrys.

Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: An unremarkable summit, worth the visit for the views.
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
The summit is unremarkable though easy to spot as it lies along the fence.

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: An easy stroll from Caherbarnagh.
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
There is a gate to cross when coming down from the cairn at the NE end of the main Caherbarnagh ridge (I found it was actually easier to cross the fence just right of the gate). There is a faint t...

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: A worthwhile addition.
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
This summit is easily reached from the main Caherbarnagh ridge and seems easy enough to get to from Curracahill as well. If coming from Caherbarnagh, best is to cross the fence just before the col...

Summit Comment
The Paps East: Two shapely hills.
TommyV a week ago.
There is a forestry road in the Clydagh Valley with parking at W12955 83343. Following this road will lead you out onto the open mountain. From here it's a steep pull up to spot height 562 metres ...

  
Track
Croghan Kinsella & Tops
Peter Walker 7 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.6km, Climb: 411m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)...

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh: A mini horseshoe
TommyV a week ago.
I mostly followed Aidands directions. There is now a sign on the road marking the path for the Dulhallow Way at beside the bungalow mentioned by Aidand, and several more going through the private ...

Summit Comment
Musheramore: Follow the fence.
TommyV a week ago.
As mentioned in other comments the entrance to the Millstreet County Park is an ideal spot to approach Musheramore from. Over the stile across the road and simply hand rail the fence all the way t...

  
Track
Corrigasleggaun and Slieve Maan
Peter Walker 18 hours ago.
walk, Len: 17.8km, Climb: 541m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Corrigasleggaun,...

  
Summit Comment
Knockchree: A nice forest trail takes you up
Pepe a week ago.
Various scraps of metal litter the summit area: an old mast stay, plus various other bits and pieces. Perhaps they're the remnants of comms masts or maybe an old military watch station from back i...


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