5 pictures in 5 minutes

Feb 04, 2009 by Lisa Newton

I’m so frustrated. Last week, I had a great hike planned, taking my camera and hoping for a good sweat. However, the online directions I had weren’t any good, so I didn’t get to where I wanted to go, which was Runyon Canyon Park. I’m keen on the idea of combining my two loves, walking and taking pictures. The hike at Runyon Canyon Park looked like a great uphill climb, and promised photos full of panoramic vistas.

So in order to go from zero to hero I put a twist on Neil’s motivational suggestion of 5 in a half, “Take just 5 pictures within a half mile (or kilometer, no need to do the conversion math) of your home.” My spin on this idea is to take 5 in 5, meaning, take 5 pictures within 5 minutes of all at the same location. In these 5 Pictures in 5 Minutes I used a different viewpoint, multiple lenses, or various camera settings, for each picture.

The road I was driving on was extremely curvy and twisty; plus it was barely two lanes. Weaving its way up the canyon, I could see several shots from the car. Of course, there was only one place to pull off to the side and take any photos, so I took complete advantage, taking 5 shots in 5 minutes.

Here are the other four pictures I took:

BTW, in this shot, I’m not sure what that large slab of concrete is. I’m assuming that it’s some type of erosion protection, but trees would have been a much more attractive alternative.

Love, love, love the view this house has. I can see myself waking up in the morning, getting a cup of coffee and just enjoying the morning sunrise.

Can you say multi-million dollar homes?

The hillside architecture is fascinating. How do they really get these houses to stay up?

So, that’s it for this edition of 5 in 5. I like this idea, which translates to, you might see it again.

What about you? Do you have a place you can go to take 5 pictures in 5 minutes? It might be a challenge, but Travelin’ Local is definitely the way to go.

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8 Responses to “5 pictures in 5 minutes”

  1. Giovanna Garcia says:

    My favorite is the 2nd one. It has an inspiring view and peace and quiet.
    Thanks for taking us with you on your journey and sharing your photos with us.

    Thank you,
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

    Giovanna Garcia’s last blog post..5 pictures in 5 minutes


  2. Frank Levangie says:

    As usual great pics and excellent info for those of us who are too lazy to get out….. LOL

    These hillside homes are mounted on pilings, posts or some other name applied to keep the houses from sliding down hill…….. hopefully!!


    Frank Levangie’s last blog post..5 pictures in 5 minutes


  3. LisaNewton says:

    @Giovanna I’m always glad to have company on a trip. You’re welcome to join me anytime.

    @Frank Thanks for the info about the houses. Looking up at them I know there’re “safe,” but in a few places around the city, they hang over the edge pretty far out there.


  4. vivianne says:

    my favourite is the last one.
    The scenery will be nice once we woke up.


  5. LisaNewton says:

    @vivianne I agree. I can see myself sipping my morning coffee while watching the sun rise and of course, a laptop on the side table.


  6. Matthew says:

    I can’t decide if I like the first or fifth picture better. The first is a beautiful view, but I like the house peeking out from the trees. I will have a house like that one day!

    Matthew’s last blog post..A Waterfall in my Backyard


  7. LisaNewton says:

    @Matthew There are a lot of houses like that here, built into the hills. I’ll be taking a few more pictures of some of these in the future, so feel free to check back from time to time.

    I wish you luck in purchasing a house like this one day. It’s definitely a dream come true.


  8. Henie says:

    Hi Lisa…

    I wish I could stop at just 5 photos…I am a camera glutton!:)

    Did you know that house which view you love so much is my house?……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    in another lifetime!:) Yeah it would be something to wake up ther in the morning:)

    Henie’s last blog post..A Waterfall in my Backyard


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