Friday, April 22, 2011

First Spin of Vorberg Gulch and the New Lumix FH27

It's a rite of spring for me - the photo-chronicle of the first passable trip around the Vorberg Gulch loop here in Hailey.  Being one of the first trails with a backcountry feel to shed the winter snow, it's always a bit of a hosannah moment for trail runners in the Valley, so I always feel compelled to take a handful of photos. 

This year, it also gave me the chance to test out my new Panasonic Lumix FH27, the replacement for my aging Coolpix, which drowned during the deluge that was Coyote Two Moon last month.  There are a few kinks to work out with the new machine, but I'm excited to be reunited with a Leica lens, and so far it gets a thumbs up. 

Beginning the ridge section, heading south toward Carbonate
Looking toward the corral at the mouth of Vorberg Gulch
Tree, sun, and snow on the ridge
The Run Junkie requisite shot
Tagged foundation near the bottom of the Carbonate switchbacks


Stacy said...

Really nice. Hard to pick a favorite, but there's something compelling about the contrast of the graffiti in the foreground of that scene. Anecdote of the Jar is one of my top 5 favorite poems so it kind of makes sense I'd be drawn to that one.

Hank Dart said...

How apt. I'd never read that and don't know how I missed it (

I'm a big fan of Duchamp's readymades, and I read a piece about the parallel's between those and Steven's jar.

Despite its vividness, the foundation's yet to take dominion...thankfully.

Thanks for sharing.

CharieT said...

"Looking toward the corral at the mouth of Vorberg Gulch" Hands down.
beautiful picture

Hank Dart said...

@CharieT. Thanks. I've probably run by that corral over 50 times, and I'd never seen it look quite like that. If you look closely, the moon is setting near the top of the near post. Hard to see in the photo, but it added to the moment. Cheers.