Sometimes when you are out hiking trial markers are very helpful, other times less so:
I took this photo over the summer while on a backpacking trail at Hawn State Park in Missouri. When we are carrying all the stuff needed for backpacking I tend to just carry my phone and use the camera that it has. In this case, that was all I needed, just a snapshot to show a funny sign.
Signing in can be very important when it comes to backpacking. We also stop and register at the trailhead when we will be gone for a few days:
Fo this photo, which was also taken with my phone, I have edited it using a Iris-blur filter in Photoshop. This obscures the details of the people signing in and I have set the focus point on the act of signing in.
When out on the trail sometimes it is difficult to find creatures like this frog, because they are attempting to give no sign of their presence:
Even sharpened a bit in Photoshop, this photo is still a bit blurry and is a situation where I wish I had one of my more sophisticated cameras with me. This frog was beautifully blended with the background, and my camera phone really doesn’t do him justice.
How do you decided which camera to take on a trip? For me, a lot of that comes down to weight and how much else I am going to be carrying.