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Documenting your Camino: a self per mile

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Anemone del Camino

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Just saw this interesting website about a man who walked the PCT taking a selfie every mile he walked. 2600 miles! Interesting physical change, environmental changes as well. He said he did it in part so he would be kept accountable for having walked every step of the way. Here is the link to his web site and the 4 minute time-lapse video he made with his selfies: http://www.lostorfound.org/timelapse.html
 

magpieinaz

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Primitivo and Finesterre (August 2015)
Just saw this interesting website about a man who walked the PCT taking a selfie every mile he walked. 2600 miles! Interesting physical change, environmental changes as well. He said he did it in part so he would be kept accountable for having walked every step of the way. Here is the link to his web site and the 4 minute time-lapse video he made with his selfies: http://www.lostorfound.org/timelapse.html
A friend of mine just sent this same video to me this past weekend as motivation to prepare for my Camino, lol :D
I loved it & am considering doing the same, although I'm not sure it will be as visually interesting since his was 5 months worth of changes & mine will be 3 weeks max (I'm walking the Primitivo) :).
 

edandjoan

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
St. Gallen to Muxia
2012-2018
We did a photo a day for 40 days when we walked from SJPP to Leon...Oviedo to SdC and then to Muxia last fall. We then put it to music and it was fun to watch..not much physical change, other than our hair grew longer.
 

cher99840

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013, 2017 Camino Frances SJPP-Santiago
2015 St. Olav's Way Oslo-Trondheim
2017 VdlP Seville-Merida
I can understand doing a daily selfie or other photo of self, but every mile? I would miss too much of what was going on around me, not to mention the lack of reflection.
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
We took one every 100km; here are a selection (and interestingly, the very act of stopping to compose a picture means each of the spots is seared into our memories in a different way to if we had not done this)
Camino 2014 2014-05-05 009.JPG Camino 2014 2014-05-08 006.JPG Camino 2014 2014-05-24 006.JPG Camino 2014 2014-06-09 044.JPG Camino 2014 2014-06-17 030.JPG
 

Annie G

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2016)
I am astounded by the commitment that it took to document this hike. Not to mention what it took to do this hike at all. I'm absolutely certain that there was ample time in that 2600 miles for reflection.
 

nalod

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2011, Finnesterre 2011,Le Puy to SJPDP 2011& 2012,Via de la Plata,Sambrasa 2012, Mozarabe 2013, Portugees 2013.PartNorde 2011, VDPL 2014,St-Guilhem 2014.Espalion-Roncesvalles 2014.Levante2015
Just watched a little over half of the time lapse. Must be amazing walk to do and some commitment to take the photographs and put them together, well done for the effort. I carry a nikon d80 camera in a harness on all walks and have the camera strapped to my body all day, I know of the constant effort and the work involved when you get home. I just was not into the result, yes maybe one photograph a day but one every mile not my cup of tea, spend the time and effort on the landscape instead.
Dermot
 

GreatDane

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF to Burgos Sept/Oct 2014, Burgos to Astorga April 2016, Astorga to SdC 2017
I didn't take all the photos of the items/places that I'd promised myself I would, let alone one per mile. That's dedication!
 

Fritz

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances SJPDP- Muxia (2013)
Frances San Sebastian-Bilbao-Belarado-SDC (2016)
Frances SJPDP(2020)
The beauty of this film project -- which is a teaser for a larger project he hopes to fund via Kickstarter crowd funding -- is that it shows how possible it is to record a personal journey today. There are so many amazing creative and technology tools that make us able to share our experiences. I am constantly amazed by the personal web sites, photo sharing, and book projects written by the people in this forum -- and eternally grateful for the hundreds (thousands?) of pilgrims who have offered their help and support to other pilgrims here.
 
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Anemone del Camino

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This is probably completely irrelevant to the topic but I heard this statistic about selfies on the radio today (yes, the radio) - in 2014 there were 8 recorded fatalities from shark attacks, that same year there were 12 recorded fatalities from people taking selfies (eg. falling over a cliff backwards, walking into traffic then being run over). But i'm still going where the sharks don't.
Totally relevant, from ascuba diver: Sharks are not a menace, but ego is quite a different story :eek:
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
Amazing transformation between the start and the finish. I can't say it's something I would want to do, but I found it very interesting to watch. He seemed a changed person by the end. Not just physically, but there appeared to be an internal change as well, reflected in his demeanor. Interesting concept.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Sharks are not a menace, but ego is quite a different story :eek:
Hear hear Anemone.
These journeys of ours are invisible--they really can't be articulated, illustrated, or in any way captured. Goodness knows, we try. And to do the PCT or the AT is an astonishing and admirable achievement.
But a selfie every mile? Sorry, I don't get it. We'd be better off trying to take the ego out of the middle of everything, not the other way around. Am I the only one who looks at this and wonders why?
 
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Hear hear Anemone.
These journeys of ours are invisible--they really can't be articulated, illustrated, or in any way captured. Goodness knows, we try. And to do the PCT or the AT is an astonishing and admirable achievement.
But a selfie every mile? Sorry, I don't get it. We'd be better off trying to take the ego out of the middle of everything, not the other way around. Am I the only one who looks at this and wonders why?
No you are not the only one Viranani.
 

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