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Mick McQueen

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I am escorting the Roll of Honour (Afghanistan) on Camino France on 20 May from SJPDP
The Roll of Honour details the 41 young Australians who died on Active Service in Afghanistan. In the centenary of the ANZAC’s, the Roll of Honour will be escorted to 41 prominent places and events around the World, laying 41 Poppies at each location.
Running into Jenny Heesh and David who donates his time to patch up pilgrims absolutely great people
 

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JulieandPeter

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Frances (April/May 2015)
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I have just finished a huge project of sorting through, discarding, scanning and making photo albums of six decades of photos that have been in boxes for 20 plus years (that is why I haven't been on the forum for awhile :) ). I learned some important lessons from scanning those 15,000 plus photos. The most important one: moms don't like to have their picture taken - take it anyway and let your children take yours. I have so few photos of my parents and hundreds of photos of sunsets - the sun is still setting, but my dad has been gone for 25 years.

My favorite photo of the Camino is this one of yellow fields, vineyard, and ruins, but my favorite photo is the one of my love. IMG_9081 (2).JPG IMG_9704.JPG
 

Dres

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July - August, 2017 1st time
2nd time ASAP
UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_cea2.jpg The one favorite picture is a hard task. Here's one of the many I loved for a lot of reasons. Maybe all the sunrises and the trail before me to meet a new day was what put this over the top for me. Leaving Hontanas.
 
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Purky

The Dutch guy
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Breathe properly.
Stay curious.
And walk a camino.
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Camino Portugues
On the subject of Camino photos, one of the members of the APOC (American Pilgrims on the Camino) Facebook group, John Mattingly, has published an online collection of really compelling photos from the Camino Frances. John has applied artistic post-processing techniques to his photos that give them the appearance of impressionistic watercolor paintings. I know that many photography purists do not like this kind of manipulation, but I think John's results are truly artistic, and I encourage members of this forum to give them a look at https://www.facebook.com/pg/CaminoArtbyJohnMattingly/photos/?ref=page_internal (you must be a Facebook member to connect to this link). I know John only through Facebook, but I think his work is worth sharing for the unique way it portrays the Camino.[/QU

I, for one, don't like photos being altered, but I have been following John's work! I think his pictures are really artistic. Love them all.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Full Camino Fraces between 2012 and 2015

Sunrise has always been my favourite time of the day and seeing this sight before my eyes was nothing short of divine
Absolutely stunning! I assume this photo was taken by a dslr?
 

jozero

Oh... That's what the shell is for...
Camino(s) past & future
CF January 2013
CF April 2016
CF January 2018
CP Coastal September 2018
Absolutely stunning! I assume this photo was taken by a dslr?
I wish I had my DSLR at this moment but no, this was taken with my GoPro Hero 5. I guess the oldest sayings are the truest however, the best camera is the one you have with you!
 
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Camino Frances Apr-may 2017 Portugues (2018) Norte (2018)
Favourite photo one to show the companions you find on Camino and one from the spiritual side of the Camino.

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Image from inside bell tower at church where I received my first Pilgrims blessing
 

Bobolink

Time well spent pays dividends.
Camino(s) past & future
Walking the French Way Sept.-Oct. (2017)
DSC08815.jpg I took 2700+ pictures and videos on the Camino Frances and trying to pick a favorite is tough. I spent many hours preparing for my pilgrimage by reading blogs, watching YouTube videos, books, and googling. This picture is taken on the Meseta, the high plateau in central Spain and is one of my favorites. I must admit, when researching for my trek, the info on the Meseta scared me a little. Its long, boring, hot, dusty, no shade, few places for water and food were just a few of the way the Meseta was described. Some even recommended taking a bus and skipping it altogether. I am so glad I walked it and thought it was beautiful.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
This picture is taken on the Meseta, the high plateau in central Spain and is one of my favorites.
It's rather odd (or more likely it is me that is odd) that I remember this place. It isn't because of the great view in the background but the shortcut across the field that I remember although everything was taller and greener. I probably took a picture also but if I did it is among the lost on my broken SD card. Thanks for the memory.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
Alto de Mostelares after Castrojeriz in May. View attachment 40900
I also walked this stretch out of Castrojerez in May 2017, only I had the worst five hour wind and rain storm of any of my three previous Caminos! I still consider it to be a wonderful, unforgetable memory!
 
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Except the Francés
This is the triumphal arch of Cáparra, the only building remaining in a once bustling Roman city. It's in a perfect picnic spot in the middle of a long lonely lovely stage on the VdlP a few days south of Salamanca, and I've loved it each of the three times I've passed it. It has given its name to a common Spanish saying - "así se despobló Cáparra", similar to "sic transit gloria mundi." caparra.jpg
 

Malcolm C

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Camino De Santiago
Sitting back in Santiago, boy is it hot today! Couple of picture plus credits
Buen Camino!

1/ the boss of Alto do Poio
2/ The Dutchman! Btw anybody seen him ?
3/ three pilgrims at the top of O Cebreiro
4/ Man with Moustache in Sarria
5/ Guitarista Posers in Santiago
6/ Olga, Swedish name, Danish Gal!

All images (c)Malcolm Collins
 

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Francés (Spring '17)
Primitivo (Spring '18)
TBD (2019)
Cool thread! I put this photo in my 'Live from the Camino' thread from my recently completed Primitivo, and I think it's my favourite from that walk.

This is the story behind it:

Romanian pilgrim Carmelia was one of the most memorable people we encountered on the Primitivo. She said her pack was 15kg and, among other things, she was carrying dried meat and cheeses from Romania with her. She was also apparently carrying quite a lot of fabric bracetlets, because she seemed to give one to virtually every peregrina she met (Wendy is still wearing hers). The night we met Carmelia, in Cádavo Baleira, a few of us were eating dinner together and offered her some pasta. She took some and said, "I will have it with my milk for breakfast tomorrow morning."

The next day we saw her on the trail a few times. At one point, we had stopped for a picnic and she came up to us, chatted for a bit and then continued on her way. As she was walking away, I took this picture of her.
When we caught up to her in Lugo later in the day and I sent her the photo, she was very happy with it. She said, “In my country we say that if you see a woman from behind, she is in high school, and if you see her from in front, she is in museum.”

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April (2015) SJPdP to SdC; Porto to SdC April (2016)
View attachment 38541 I took 2700+ pictures and videos on the Camino Frances and trying to pick a favorite is tough. I spent many hours preparing for my pilgrimage by reading blogs, watching YouTube videos, books, and googling. This picture is taken on the Meseta, the high plateau in central Spain and is one of my favorites. I must admit, when researching for my trek, the info on the Meseta scared me a little. Its long, boring, hot, dusty, no shade, few places for water and food were just a few of the way the Meseta was described. Some even recommended taking a bus and skipping it altogether. I am so glad I walked it and thought it was beautiful.

WP_20150405_11_50_59_Pro.jpg @Bobolink, the location you give for your photo has ne confused as this I took this one - which looks just like the same location as yours but in Spring - when I was walking between Monjardin and Los Arcos on Sunday 5th April 2015.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
(2017)
View attachment 38541 I took 2700+ pictures and videos on the Camino Frances and trying to pick a favorite is tough. I spent many hours preparing for my pilgrimage by reading blogs, watching YouTube videos, books, and googling. This picture is taken on the Meseta, the high plateau in central Spain and is one of my favorites. I must admit, when researching for my trek, the info on the Meseta scared me a little. Its long, boring, hot, dusty, no shade, few places for water and food were just a few of the way the Meseta was described. Some even recommended taking a bus and skipping it altogether. I am so glad I walked it and thought it was beautiful.
I agree! Walking those long, hot, dusty sections gets you in a contemplative frame of mind...particularly on your own. Then you finally straggle into a cowboy town and find some well appreciated company
 
Camino(s) past & future
2012 SJPP-Burgos, 2014 Burgos-Leon, 2018 Leon-Santiago
Sitting back in Santiago, boy is it hot today! Couple of picture plus credits
Buen Camino!

1/ the boss of Alto do Poio
2/ The Dutchman! Btw anybody seen him ?
3/ three pilgrims at the top of O Cebreiro
4/ Man with Moustache in Sarria
5/ Guitarista Posers in Santiago
6/ Olga, Swedish name, Danish Gal!

All images (c)Malcolm Collins
Now pick one...
Regards,
Paul
 

ksam

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Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese '08, Frances '11, del Norte '14, Invierno '16, Ingles '17, Primitivo October 2018
One of my dearest walking partners on my first solo walk. This is in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. We'd been thru the museum and had the worst case of the giggles. Then we wandered the church and quietly separated and spent our time looking around in the lovely quiet atmosphere. I turned and saw S. just lost in prayer/thought/contemplation. When he turned to me there were tears in his eyes as he said in his not so swanky English accent, "He did that for us!". It took every ounce of control not to loose it at that moment. S. was a tough cookie who had lead an "interesting" life. The memory of him and this moment brings me to tears every time. Where every you are S. you are thought of so often and with such deep affection. God Bless and Buen Camino.

(PS he knew I'd taken the pic and was ok with it...the only reason I feel free to share it)
 

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Bobolink

Time well spent pays dividends.
Camino(s) past & future
Walking the French Way Sept.-Oct. (2017)
It's rather odd (or more likely it is me that is odd) that I remember this place. It isn't because of the great view in the background but the shortcut across the field that I remember although everything was taller and greener. I probably took a picture also but if I did it is among the lost on my broken SD card. Thanks for the memory.
Sorry you lost you pictures, but I find that my walk on the Camino is still quite vivid in my minds eye. I can't stop thinking about it. Thanks for your comment.
 

JabbaPapa

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JulieandPeter

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (April/May 2015)
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I've lost most of my photos twice now, on two different pilgrimages, but among the survivors, these are the two that I keep coming back to :

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/com...ay-goes-ever-on-and-on.7919/full?d=1530037876

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/com...friendly-la-rioja-2005.7920/full?d=1530038006
I think this is the same shot as your second photo at a different time of year. A beautiful and memorable spot. BTW I thought I lost a portion of my Camino photos because whole sections of the journey did not appear when I downloaded the photos from my iphone to my computer. I assumed I had somehow erased them while traveling. Almost a year later, I discovered every photo in my icloud which I didn't even know I had. Just a thought for those of you with broken memory cards or missing photos. camino favorite.JPG
 
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Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
I think this is the same shot as your second photo at a different time of year. A beautiful and memorable spot. BTW I thought I lost a portion of my Camino photos because whole sections of the journey did not appear when I downloaded the photos from my iphone to my computer. I assumed I had somehow erased them while traveling. Almost a year later, I discovered every photo in my icloud which I didn't even know I had. Just a thought for those of you with broken memory cards or missing photos. View attachment 44032
Such a vista! Actually, mine is in the wrong thread, but I just left it. It should have been in the funniest photo thread... ah well.
 

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