I think one of the reasons Marian and I stay away from organized Bruce Trail hikes is that we cannot imagine finding a group that would accommodate our obsession with photographing everything we see. Once something catches our eye, we are compelled to stop and take a million shots. Our cameras are the same model, so we can compare notes on settings and other features (the blind leading the blind at times, neither of us being technical experts, but it helps). Our essential criteria in choosing the camera was that it be very compact – it is always immediately accessible on our waist packs, and readily stowed again when we need both hands free.
In the 4 days in Sydenham we took over 600 pictures. There’s lots we are happy with, and many of these appear in this and other recent posts. However, there are of course also many that did not turn out. It is, we have found, virtually impossible to truly capture the fascinating crags and crevices everywhere. Sydenham Forest East, a section of trail criss-crossed with crevices, and the Lloyd Laycock Cave are two examples of areas where, try as we might, our photos just didn’t do the scenery justice.
The flowers and the spider webs and the odd snake, on the other hand turned out quite nicely indeed, and we hope you enjoy them!