Thursday, June 28, 2012

this or that thursday: horseback riding in the canyon

My favorite part of our vacation was going horseback riding in Bryce Canyon. It was a great time! The scenery was amazing and we had a cute cowboy for a guide who entertained us with interesting tales and details about our surroundings.


I definitely wanted to document this adventure, but I wasn't too sure about bringing my camera. Since I haven't been on a horse since I was very young, I decided it wouldn't be a good idea to try to take pictures with my heavy dslr while also trying to stay on the horse. So I put my iphone in my pocket. It was a good decision. I'm amazed at how good the photos are from such a tiny camera!


Here are a few of my favorites along the trail...








And our cowboy was nice enough to take a family pic for us too!


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42 comments:

  1. So fun!! The family picture is definitely a keeper!

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  2. Looks like a great time! I've never been horseback riding, would love to try!

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  3. Great photos Deb, and what terrific scenery. I'm constantly surprised by what my iPhone can do!

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  4. I love horses' ears, they seem so funny to me :D (I'm probably weird?!) what a great family photo!

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  5. Those are great Deb and what a view in the first one. Looks like you had a wonderful time. :)

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  6. All great shots Deb! The first is a great shot of the canyon as it isn't easy to capture the vastness the way you have here.
    Your cowboy did a fine job with the family shot too...great composition and for some reason there is something about your T-shirts that 'make' this picture for me. *lol*

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  7. Oh how fun!!! Your pictures are amazing on your phone. What a fun experience I hope when my kids get older I can take them horse back riding in Bryce Park.

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  8. Aren't iphones wonderful? Your pictures are amazing! What a fun day - the sky is incredibly blue! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. I can't believe you captured these photos with an iphone...they are just AMAZING!! SO JEALOUS!! This is definately going on my bucket list.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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  10. That is fantastic and looks very exotic for a swede like me! I´ve not been sitting on a horse since I was maybe 8 years old - but now I want to! :-)

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  11. Looks like so much fun deb! When my kids were that age, we went down in the grand canyon on mules. Was a trip that we will never forget. Bet these will look awesome in your scrapbooking project! What a great and small option to use your Iphone!

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  12. What an amazing experience and the pictures are fantastic! :)

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  13. Wow, Deb, what a great part to your vacation ~ Awesome photography ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. How fun! I don't think I'd take my big camera horseback riding either. Your iPhone took some great shots!

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  15. Seriously awesome shots of a vacation that will stay with you forever. Now I'm itchin' for a road trip. :) The iPhone did a really great job. I would probably have a hard time leaving the ol' workhorse behind on something like that. But I am finding that my new phone takes pretty decent shots most of the time & I'm most impressed with how it does in dim light & on macro like shots. Shhhh- don't tell the hubs. :)

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  16. I agree,our little cameras really do take good photos. What a fun, I love to horseback ride and with that scenery - wow!

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  17. That looks like such fun Deb. The scenery is stunning and your pictures are definitely for keeping. The quality of the pictures off your iphone are amazing.

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  18. What? These are camera phone pics? They are amazing! That must have been so fun! I've never been on a horse; I'd love to though :o)

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  19. These are amazing iphone pics- mine always come out blurred. Looks like a fun ride!

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  20. I love the strong blue of the sky against the yellow of the land.

    MOllyxxx

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  21. Wow...what amazing shots!! What lens did you use for these? I've missed you Deb, we need to catch up. It's been crazy over here. I'm sure the same for you.

    Love you♥

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  22. Hey stranger! I have missed you beautiful pictures & these are no exception. It's amazing how great iphone pics are these days. What a fun vacation Deb!

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  23. These are great pictures! Definitely inspiring to leave the big camera at home and keep it simple on some of our upcoming summer adventures, thanks!

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  24. Wow! It looks like you guys had a great time. And your pictures are proof that it's the operator and not the equipment.

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  25. Wow, those pictures ARE great from your phone. I'm amazed too! And that looks like such a great adventure. :)

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  26. those are amazing shots - and from your IPHONE!!! Wow. Looks like a wonderful experience :D You have some cute cowboys in your posse too - hee!!!!

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  27. Hi Deb - thanks for hosting. And I'm in awe of your beautiful photos! Riding in the Grand Canyon has been on my Bucket List for years - one day, one day.

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  28. Wow, that looks like some amazing scenery! What wonderful memories you must have made. That looks like an awesome experience ;)

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  29. what a great trip and what great memories!!

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  30. Awesome pictures! We loved visiting Bryce Canyon. Next time we will have to ride horses, I be my kids would love it!

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  31. Love the vistas. Looks like a great time was had by all.

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  32. Well now you're making me just plain jealous! ;) What an amazing experience for you all, wonderful memories to cherish.

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  33. Great family fun shots! AND look at those blue skies!

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  34. I haven't been on a horse in years and years. These shots are outstanding!

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  35. That looks like such a great experience- I especially love the one of your whole family! Aren't iPhones amazing?!

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  36. I am such a fan of Bryce Canyon. When we were there, we rode the trails, too!

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