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.