Seasons Are Changing At Boulevard Park

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.

Walking with a Macro Day 2

A second outing with the macro lens, after a pause in the rain. As the photos will tell, the most readily available subject was water drops on leaves and various flora and fauna.

Walking with a Macro Day 1

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.

In Search of Farms in Ferndale

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.

I’ve Been To the Mountain Top

Good thing we hit the road early. We were able to avoid the higher temperatures and the added people who came out to venture up Park Butte. The trip was extra fun because Lori had gone about 3/4 of the way up the trail last year.