Stopping for Lunch at the Emerald Lake in the Andes (and a new photo-sharing thing)
We started the hike before the sun came up. It was really cold, so I was dressed in layers. People always give you very silly advice. Actually, whenever anyone tells me to "dress in layers", I always find it very condescending! Why is that? I don't know why that bothers me. I mean, OF COURSE dress in layers. Oh, you mean, if I get too hot, I can just take off a layer? Oh, brilliant! Why didn't I think of that? Well... This is a concept everyone is already familiar with, so whenever anyone tells you to "dress in layers", try not to let it annoy you as much as it does me.
Anyway, after removing many layers, since I was burning hot after the first five minutes from carrying 50 lbs of camera equipment over the Andes, we stopped at this mountain lake to relax and have a quick lunch. It was a good chance to drop off the bag, put together my camera and tripod, then break it all down again, repack, and get back on the hike.
(The video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4H6pMKsoLM )
Also, we have a fun new features opening today on the site. It's a great and simple way for you to share photos on Facebook, Twitter, Email, or IM. You can probably see it when you mouseover a photo... I think it will be a good way for regular viewers to easily share the photos with their friends and family! Below is a short video showing how to use it (even though it's pretty dang simple!). Again, the more you share, the better it is for the site... so thanks again, very much!
From the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com