Posts Tagged With: photography

#5 – Favorite Photo Countdown 2018

An evening walk from our campsite at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park revealed a colorful view of this hardworking sliver of Oregon history.

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 From atop the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, and after a 231-step climb, sightseers are rewarded with a birdseye view of Vatican City and Rome, Italy.
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#6 – Favorite Photo Countdown 2018

The colors splashed across Oregon’s Painted Hills in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument took our breath away.

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A contrasting landscape of color and vegetation greeted us from an Italian mountaintop.
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#7 – Favorite Photo Countdown 2018

Long distance trekking has taught us to appreciate simplicity and to enjoy the journey.  We have also learned that the path is not always clear.

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And when he path is cluttered with distractions, it’s OK to seek help…in this case, GPS kept us on track.
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#8 – Favorite Photo Countdown 2018

This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, the best technical photo from our 2018 album.  However, the discovery of the Selfie Corner in our Gubbio, Italy hotel presented a photo opportunity too silly to pass up.

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The Pinky Bar wins the runner-up spot for no other reason than the irresistible nature of it’s name.  It was here that we celebrated Reg’s birthday on a quiet Sunday afternoon in Valfabbrica, Italy.
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#9 – Favorite Photo Countdown 2018

A morning walk in Bandon, Oregon led us to the Coquille River Lighthouse just as the fog was beginning to clear.

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Bright sun and high clouds created an almost magical scene on the Bandon, Oregon beach.
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#10 – Favorite Photo Countdown 2018

This photo perfectly captures the contrasting landscapes that challenged us as we walked Italy’s The Way of St. Francis last spring.

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Looking back at a section of the Umbrian Mountains that The Way of St. Francis led us through the previous day.
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A Crisp Morning Walk

Although the skies were blue, temperatures hovered in the 30s (Fahrenheit) most of the day, requiring a fast pace to keep warm on a morning walk.

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Now on Amazon: Camino Sunrise

Greetings!

I am excited to announce that Camino Sunrise: Walking With My Shadows is now available on Amazon.

I hope you will read my book. I have been told that reviews—even brief ones–can place a book on the radar of more potential readers. If you choose the paperback edition, Sue’s illustrations will be in black and white. They are in color on the Kindle app if you have a color device.

If you are inclined to share this note with enough other people, Oprah is ready to add Camino Sunrise to her book club list. I should attach a “Ha!” to that, I suppose.

Camino Sunrise: Walking With My Shadows

By Reginald Spittle

Cover and illustrations by Susan Spittle

Click this link to go to Amazon.com. You may not be able to use this link if you live outside the United States.

“Loved this inspiring and bravely honest book by a fellow pilgrim. The story of Reg’s journey inward while walking with his wife, Sue, on the Camino de Santiago, was a joy to read. Highly recommend!”     –Judy

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Almost there…

…soon available on Amazon!

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There’s No Place Like Home

Cool nights and warm sunny days have kept us close to home where we are enjoying an abundance of fall color.

 

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