As many of you know, I am very focused these days with Panoramic Photography. I would have loved to have taken by full frame sensor high end Nikon D700 camera and tripod but unfortunately the weight was too much for me to carry for 500 miles! So I settled on taking a much lighter weight Sony NEX 6 and a lightweight tripod. I walked the entire Camino carrying my camera and tripod in my hand! This was comfortable for me so I could be ready at any point to capture those special panoramic landscapes of the Camino.
One of my goals is to publish a new pano every few days. You can see my Camino Panoramics on my Smugmug website.
The first one is titled: “Pryenee Foothills Dawning” (click to take you to the picture)
This image was taken on Day 1 of our Camino. It was the most difficult day of walking of the entire Camino since we climbed 4000 ft of elevation to get over the top of the Pryenees. The climb out of the city of St Jean Pied De Port was very steep and long. We climbed in the dark with a full moon to light our way and the morning fog was forming in the valley below. About 1 hour into the climb, the sun was beginning to rise when I came across this beautiful pastoral scene.
I can not help but think of Psalm 23 when I see this image.
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.”