We have so many hills around here which make hiking a challenge sometimes….wait…a lot of the times. Seems the good things in life never come easy! If we have intent we can do almost anything!
Looking across the valley I had a sense of accomplishment. I wanted to stand there and revel in it a bit. With this achievement was a great feeling of satisfaction and freedom. I’m the little engine that could! And ohhhhh what a view from the hill!
August 31, 2016 at 9:41 am
Looks like home!
August 31, 2016 at 1:33 pm
Hmmm imagine that! 😉
August 31, 2016 at 10:13 am
Lovely images! Looks like a great place to hike in the morning. I love the framing in the first image.
Rarely do my cell phone images look this good!
August 31, 2016 at 1:34 pm
Thanks so much! Sometimes iPhones are great! I did upsize that image in PS and added some sharpening but that was it.
August 31, 2016 at 10:35 am
My iPhone continues to amaze me. So much so, that when I’m using a
‘proper’ camera, I usually still take the iPhone shot – just in case it does a better, brighter job! Thank you for your hard-working posts.
August 31, 2016 at 1:35 pm
Aw thank you Steve! I always bring my iPhone so I have something to post right away on instagram LOL.
August 31, 2016 at 1:48 pm
I don’t use Instagram. I may be missing out?
August 31, 2016 at 2:22 pm
I use it only for photos I take and edit on the phone or iPad. Lots of people share their regular camera pics but I find if I follow someone on multiple social media platforms I end up seeing the same image everywhere so I vowed not to do that although some of my IG images are here and in FB but not much. You can check my feed out via the sidebar on my blog. lol. Just in case you’re interested!! 😊
September 1, 2016 at 3:49 am
Thank you for the help.
September 1, 2016 at 8:14 am
If you start an IG account, find me there and I’ll follow back.
August 31, 2016 at 1:13 pm
That looks like a challenging climb, but at the same time, a very inviting one. It’s a good thing that you still have winter. I imagine it could be a beast during hot weather.
August 31, 2016 at 1:37 pm
Oh it is hot in summer sometimes. That day was in the low 70’s so not hot and there was a nice breeze. If we go in the morning it is hardly ever hot. Thanks so much for your comment!
August 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Terrific reward at the end of the hike. Wonderful photograph
August 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm
Thank you! I collapsed afterward!
August 31, 2016 at 2:27 pm
That isn’t Mt. Diablo… That hill is a bump compared to Mt. Diablo
August 31, 2016 at 2:50 pm
Yes! But because of the distance we were from Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo doesn’t even look big!
August 31, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Wow Diablo looked like a mole hill
September 1, 2016 at 8:13 am
August 31, 2016 at 3:08 pm
Great shots! 🙂 It’s as flat as a pancake here, but we do have ant-hills! 🙂
August 31, 2016 at 3:42 pm
Thank you! Get out those hiking boots and climb those hills! And don’t forget your climbing rope. 😉
August 31, 2016 at 4:19 pm
August 31, 2016 at 4:36 pm
Thank you ❤
August 31, 2016 at 5:34 pm
lovely iphone shots! good info too in the comments about PS and upsizing 🙂
August 31, 2016 at 6:40 pm
Thank you! Yes! I use bicubic smooth gradient or sharper depending on what image.
September 1, 2016 at 11:38 pm
thanks!!! will check that, out. do some study on that.
it is a new World, let me tell you Laura LOL
September 2, 2016 at 9:34 am
You’re welcome! It’s all so intricate. I’m still learning about all that! Oy!
September 2, 2016 at 4:39 pm
🙂 thanks L!
September 1, 2016 at 7:59 am
Both are beautiful, Laura, and both are perfectly framed and edited. Awesome art here, dear friend!! And I love your thoughts you included in this post. 🙂 ❤
September 1, 2016 at 8:17 am
Aw thanks Amy! I didn’t edit the photos though except I upsized the first one in PS and added sharpening but that was it. The second i didn’t do anything to.
September 1, 2016 at 8:22 am
Way cool that both images are gorgeous and you did nothing to them. The lighting then was perfect! 🙂
September 1, 2016 at 10:56 am
It really was perfect! So rare! Thanks Amy 🙂
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September 7, 2016 at 7:36 am
Thanks for sharing!
February 5, 2017 at 3:19 pm
I don’t know how people are able to take such beautiful shots with an iPhone. I have an iPhone 6s and they never come out that good. Great job with those photos!
February 8, 2017 at 7:19 pm
Thanks so much!