camping (not camping)

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Had the best camping trip in recent memory over Easter weekend. T’was the kind where I DIDN’T SLEEP OUT-OF-DOORS WITH ONLY A THIN PIECE OF NYLON “PROTECTING” ME FROM ALL OF NATURE.

Owing to our hosting a family Easter brunch, we paid our friends a visit during their weekend camping stay at Goldstream. All the relaxation, none of the uncomfortable freezing!

Plus, there was a frickin’ high-end playground just down the path!

20160406 - camping (not camping)-0001Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 35 mm · 1/250 s · f/4.5 · ISO 1600

Here’s Kit Kat with her bestie, Kairi.

20160406 - camping (not camping)-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 35 mm · 1/500 s · f/4.5 · ISO 1600

We decided to go geocaching (using million-dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods), and set off for adventure!

20160406 - camping (not camping)-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/350 s · f/4 · ISO 1600

We only found one of our two caches (despite Quinn braving a rushing stream BAREFOOT and searching the other side for far longer than seemed reasonable while we shouted suggestions to him from the other side), but fun was still had by all.

20160406 - camping (not camping)-0004Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 28 mm · 1/500 s · f/4.5 · ISO 1600

At the end of a long path and many flights of stairs was this beautiful waterfall.

20160406 - camping (not camping)-0005Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/750 s · f/3.5 · ISO 1600

Denise had asked me about long exposure shooting, so I shot some examples to show her.

20160406 - camping (not camping)-0006L: Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 19 mm · 1/500 s · f/4 · ISO 1600
R: Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 19 mm · 1/2 s · f/16 · ISO 1600

The differences are bolded above. Frozen action = fast shutter speed and, to compensate, wide aperture to let more light in in that short period of time.

Creamy dreamy long exposure action = slow shutter speed and, to compensate for all the light streaming in, a shallow aperture to let in less light.

Oo! We found one of our geocaches that day!

20160406 - camping (not camping)-0007Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 35 mm · 1/500 s · f/3.5 · ISO 1600

One more waterfall ’cause ooOOhh. aaAAhh.

20160406 - camping (not camping)-0008Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/2 s · f/16 · ISO 1600

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