Took some time this morning to walk through the north end of Boulevard Park. Leaves are starting to change colors on a few of the trees, so this walk was about looking at some old haunts in a new way. A leaf here, a leaf there and a few other interesting pieces.
For a few days I am fortunate enough to borrow a Canon 100mm Macro Lens from my friend Carolyn at Shootin For Fun. So, I took a walk around the neighborhood to photograph some things I may not have slowed down for before. Or at least try to get a closer look. Like bees and spiders. I must say, day 1 was more of a learning adventure. Depth of field and focus are two things brought to light once I got back to reviewing the photos on my computer. If I’m fortunate there will be a break in the rain and I can go back out and do more testing. Every day is and should be a learning experience.
I had a prompt earlier this week from a friend about a barn out in Ferndale she thought I would be interested in photographing. So today I made a preliminary look at it and many others in Ferndale. Will have to go back out when there is not the smoky haze nor direct sun. All the old barns I see make me wonder about all the ones that have fallen. So much history…gone forever. That’s a big part of the motivation for me to shoot barns. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Took a walk in Boulevard Park this morning solely for the purpose of slowing down to look at ordinary things. Three photos don’t really represent a wide variety of things encountered, I know.
The leaf. Earlier this week I had taken a walk in the park around the same time, and the lighting was not very good and I did not have my tripod. So the images of leaves I took then were either too dark or too grainy as I tried to compensate for the lack of a tripod. Lesson learned.
The bolts. This was all about being on the beach and not having ever noticed these bolts before. If they could talk it would be interesting to hear their history. When and where were they originally anchored into this beam? Did they come to rest on this particular section of beach and when? Oh, the stories to be told.
The mushrooms. Just ordinary mushrooms I stopped to look at nestled in the grassy field. Not sure what kind they are, but that is another adventure. So many types of mushrooms in the world. After looking and trying to use this mushroom identifier I should have picked one and studied it closer. Fun to think about photographing mushroom varieties in their natural environments. So many potential photography subjects!