The best camera….

 
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…is the one you have on you!

Holiday snaps and the Trans Wales riding experience

So, as most photographers will tell you, the best camera is the one you have on you.

People like to remember their holidays

This image was taken by the fabulous Rosie, (our guide on the Trans Wales Ride) as she cantered along beside us!

This image was taken by the fabulous Rosie, (our guide on the Trans Wales Ride) as she cantered along beside us!

As I've mentioned before in blogs, a single image can be all it takes for a cascade of visual and non visual cues for memories (smells, feelings, etc) to come flooding back and you don't need a 50 mega pixel DSLR to capture your memories!

Another image shot by Rosie. I’m in the background and a bit blurry. Straight away the image makes me remember the canter and the fun I was having.

Another image shot by Rosie. I’m in the background and a bit blurry. Straight away the image makes me remember the canter and the fun I was having.

So with that in mind, I thought I'd put my money where my mouth is and take all my holiday pictures on my mobile phone!

We have just finished a riding holiday with the fabulous Trans Wales team.

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And the only camera I took with me

was the one in my Samsung SG8 mobile phone

Now, bear in mind that for every photo taken I didn't have to focus the shot, change the iso or mess about with the aperture. I just clicked, and in many cases, held on! 

Were there times I'd like to have had one of my dedicated DSLR Nikons on me? Of course!

There was no light pollution and the night sky was clear so I could have shot star trails. Up in the mountains I could have shot panoramas all day long and stitched them back together in photoshop, and I'd have loved to have shot the riders on some of the glorious backdrops, but this holiday wasn't about what sates my soul creatively. This holiday was about riding horses across Wales from Talgarth near the border to an Aberystwyth beach on the coast.

 

FYI, the thumbnail for the blog post was also taken by Rosie, our Guide on the Trans-Wales Trails Horse Riding Holidays