Monday, July 2, 2012

Idaho

Sun Valley with Watermark (6 of 28)
I was on vacation last week with my family in Sun Valley Idaho (the picture above is from Twin Falls, ID, where we stopped for lunch on the way up.) All 9 of us (7 adults and 2 kids) crowded into a condo for a week and had a great time - I suspect the fact that the condo came with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms probably made all that together time a little more pleasant!

Sun Valley with Watermark (13 of 28)
My family has spent some time in Sun Valley in the past but it had been at least 20 years since I'd been there and it was fun to see that some of the things we remembered were still there and to realize it had only gotten more beautiful with time.

Sun Valley with Watermark (20 of 28)
In other news, I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a mirror-less/compact system camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.) I've loved my Canon dslr, but I finally admitted to myself that with as much travel as I do, it just isn't practical. I'd been relying more and more on my Canon point and shoot, which is great, but didn't give me as much control. I'm still working my way through the owners manual - but so far I'm loving the Panasonic. Has anyone else out there switched to a mirror-less camera? Have any tips for a new user?

I've also joined the rest of the world and have upgraded my life with an iPhone. Like everyone before me, I've fallen in love with the camera and Instagram. My username is jamieshaw_lj if you want to follow along, or you can see my photos on the web here.  Now that I've finally joined the cool kids on Instagram, let me know your username so I can follow you too.

I can't get enough of Michael Kiwanuka's voice, here's his beautiful cover of Hendrix's May this be Love (Waterfall).

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17 comments:

Stampmouse said...

I haven't been to Idaho falls shame on me fairly close too. Welcome to iPhone age I am stampmouse on insta gram. A couple of apps I suggest. Snapseed. Great editing tool. Filtermania 2 fun filters and overlays.

Stampmouse said...

Forgot to say I will be interested to see how your pictures come out with the new camera. I want a better point and shoot size camera the current one I am still not happy with it and the last one I hated. Though I can't really justify the price yet I am keeping an eye on them

Stampmouse said...

Forgot to say I will be interested to see how your pictures come out with the new camera. I want a better point and shoot size camera the current one I am still not happy with it and the last one I hated. Though I can't really justify the price yet I am keeping an eye on them

Dagmar said...

Love Idaho Falls, as we drive that way nearly each year..great photos...are these new photos with your new camera?🌺

justine said...

I have never been but it's on my list _ anywhere in america is on my list! your new camera sounds fun as does your iphone. I don't have one but sounds like you are enjoying instagram

justine said...

I have never been but it's on my list _ anywhere in america is on my list! your new camera sounds fun as does your iphone. I don't have one but sounds like you are enjoying instagram

i.ikeda said...

Oh wow! I'd never heard of Sun Valley, but those pictures are beautiful Family vacations can be a challenge, but I agree that having enough space (and bathrooms) can make a big difference, haha. I'm actually getting ready to go on our family vacation soon. :)

tinajo said...

Looks beautiful! Hey - you won the Giveaway you know..! ;-)

Stephanie said...

These photos are beautiful!

And enjoy your new camera!

Karen said...

Gorgeous photos! I'm sure you'll enjoy your new camera and I know you'll love the iPhone!

DecorandtheDog said...

We're big fans of renting condos for vacations. They are usually cheaper than hotels!

I'm adding you on Instagram now!

elena nuez said...

Hi Jamie, I've never been there, but those photos invite me to go, looks like a fantastic landscape.

a big hug,
elena

Lisa Gordon said...

My goodness, this looks gorgeous Jamie.
What a beautiful vacation sopt.
Congratulations on your new camera!!

Cindy said...

the twin falls looks amazing ... wow. we're having a heat wave and wish it could be transported here. welcome to instagram - i'm cindy_qc. have a great weekend!

The Felix Family said...

I wish I was a cool kid, but sadly I'm still not!! Maybe someday I'll get an iPhone about the time they come out with something even more awesome! :) I love Sun Valley! I've been there once and I thought it was so beautiful. I also remember having my sucker snatched from my hand by an overly aggressive duck while I was there! :)

iris said...

I lost my cell phone on a recent trip to Greece and ended up with an Android less than a month ago! It's...interesting...I guess, haha.

Kelli said...

I've gotten so bad - I love my iphone and the processing apps!
I've finally started using my "real" camera again.
I just found you on instagram. I'm kjhp.

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