Yes, it has been a while since I posted and I am finally getting around to looking at some photographs I recently took. The one above is a pond/swamp in Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia Island in Florida. This was taken while we were hiking the Willow Pond Nature Trail. Although we didn’t see any alligators here, we did see one later as we got closer to the end. At first, it looked like a log, but looking closer, it was an alligator.
This photograph was taken the same day as my previous post. I don’t often see turtles in this lake, but these two must have been taking advantage of the sunny day. As I tried to get closer they swam away.
In addition to photographing landscapes, I enjoy photographing wildlife. Birds seem easy to capture since they are in the open the most. I photographed these two at a local park.
Saw this group of trees in the Hunting Island State Park, SC a few weeks ago. Kept looking for a position where I could get a nice foreground leading to the trees and still capture the opening in the clouds. I wasn’t able to get the opening where I want it, but I liked the water that seems to lead you to trees. The image was taken in the evening and I was facing east.
Took this while walking the dog at one of the local parks. There are numerous trees in this open space and I liked the way this one was lit on one side. It is still winter here and the grass has not yet turned green, but the trees in the background and the clouds in the sky add to the feeling on a cool winter day.
Another photograph taken the same day as my last post. Heard this guy first and then was surprised to see him in a tree near the path I was on. I was able to get three photographs of him with this being the one I liked best.
Finally got out to take some photographs this past week. Saw this scene and thought it may be an okay shot. I’ve taken others of the same area during fall and summer and from a different position. Wish I had taken the time to move about and try another perspective. Well there is still some winter left, might get another shot.
Sometimes it pays to go back and look at your photographs again. This is another photograph from my recent hike at the local watershed. When I took the photograph I was drawn to the bright yellow leaves and the contrast from the dark path to the bright opening. At first, I was not pleased with what I had gotten, but after looking at it a second time and making some adjustments I had second thoughts.
Got a chance to take a hike in one of our local watersheds this past week. I took our new dog with me to see how well he would behave and if I could actually take pictures with him along. He behaved well and looks like I have a new hiking partner. Too bad I couldn’t find much to photograph though. I did like this scene though. The group of trees in the center and the last remnants of fall clinging to the trees.
Taken last spring on one of my hikes. I was drawn to the two ducks swimming in the water and the bright green reflections from the trees.