Adrian Zissoson Jul 14
Well, it's hard to say if I wish I'd had my main camera with me;-) For sure I wish I could have spent the day making photos. But this was an opportunistic shot since I was working on the mountain (test running the national championship orienteering courses that will be run in early August here in Whistler) and had hiked up in the relatively cool early morning to this spot from the base because the temperature later in the day would reach 35 celsius (95F) and if we'd waited for the lifts to open at 10am we would have melted! So I would not have liked to have the main camera for the hike up, nor for the running back down!! ;-) But I sure would have loved to have spent a day up in the alpine - and highly recommend it to everyone. Especially in Whistler where, if you wait until 10am, you can take a chair lift to the very top of the mountain!
But I think you would win the bet - overall I do wish. Now I am hoping the flowers will stay until mid August - they probably will, but I think they're at their brightest and most abundant now.
I should also say that I am inspired by something you wrote when you were in Dubai (??), that despite a tremendously busy week you were committed to making a submission each week. I figured I would adopt that attitude too.
Anyway, thanks to everyone for the great fun of this 52 week challenge and the great sense of friendship and community.
rickytimson Jul 13
Adrian - If I were a betting man, I'd bet you wished you had your main camera and a tripod for this one. I love my iPhone and it does a great job - and yours did as good as it could. Here, I wish for detail in the snow peaks so they weren't blown out against the sky. I like that you took care to have the lupin balanced with the lift pole, and that the lupin doesn't go pointing inot the main evergreen tree. I also like that you only put enough sky in the image to give us the vastness of the scene. While my comment about the peak is probably overly critical for an iPhone photo, I'm so happy you stick to the challenge and submit each week! It's great fun. I'm making friends and who would have thought?!
Adrian Zissoson Jul 12
Summertime in Whistler is the time for hiking in the alpine where the wildflowers make a carpet of incredible color. Taken with the iPhone camera.