Panorama Play — a photo essay


As we finished dinner the clouds in the western sky began to turn pinkish orange. It was a gorgeous evening. This was in late September and it was one of our last evenings eating dinner outside on our deck.

I wanted to capture the whole sky! And the the panorama feature of the iPhone camera let’s you do just that. It’s really not quite the same as being there, but playing with the camera is a fun part of the magic moment, too.

You’d really lose the affect sharing these panoramas on Instagram…so I thought I’d share a few of my favs from the past few months here.


Looking out, above Independence Pass at about 13,000 feet – late August 2015



Fall colors along Little Cochetopa Creek Trail – late September 2015
Photo taken by my hubby — can you see me in the image? Twice!
This is another fun and silly way to play with the panorama feature on an iPhone!!


Snacking and taking in the view along the Cottonwood Trail – late October 2015
Another photo taken by my hubby:)


Scouting our perspective labyrinth site above town (a Salida Parks & Rec project I’m working on) – late October 2015
What a magical spot for a labyrinth! Fingers crossed we can make this happen!


Pedaling along the Rainbow Trail – another late October day (Halloween Day actually:)

Yes – these spots are all basically in my backyard. Stunning, yes?!
The mountains are my everyday view, and I feel so blessed each day when I look out upon them.

It was grey and rain-snowy the day I began this post, and the peaks have been moving in and out of clouds the past few days. But I can feel them watching over me as they begin to get their winter coat on.

What are your everyday views, and how can you find the beauty in these views – no matter where you live?





P.S. Panorama images best viewed on a computer versus a tiny device. To get an even better view click on each image to see them full size.

MiniMusingsAdvComingSoon_500wP.S.S. A mini musings adventure is coming soon. This five day blog series about my perfectly imperfect Daily Musings Journal practice will include fun tips & techniques, tools for the adventure and a chance for you to win a 2016 Daily Musings Journal. Mark you calendar – it begins November 16.



Filed under Creativity, Everyday Adventure, My Salida Backyard, Nature, Outdoor Adventure, Playing, Playing at Altitude

2 responses to “Panorama Play — a photo essay

  1. Awesome pix! A labyrinth—what fun! When I wrote my essay to win a farm in Virginia one of my top must haves was a view; the trees, green fields, and wide open sky. After years of city living I’ve learned to create my own view with art and landscape poster of a hammock in the Caribbean, lol. Big vugs!

  2. Jenny

    great photos lisa! the one that has you in it twice….how was that done? did you run from one side to the other while the picture was being taken? that would be very cool! lol i’ve marked my calendar for your mini musings adventure 🙂 tfs

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