Monthly Archives: June 2014

still walking – –

This days posting is in the afternoon though, a slight shift from the previous idea of mornings only. Morning light is what everyone says is best for photos. Morning early, and late afternoon or evening. We strive for the ‘golden hour’ – that special shade of light that supposedly gives the ‘best’ light. Ok, I agree with that, for the most part. It’s a goal for most images, but if the weather is good and you have a chance to try other times, do it. There is nothing that says those are the only times you can take photos, and it is definitely not in your manual to stay home until the evening hours are just right. So the day was warm and nice, I had checked out this spot for access. (it had been closed for a major construction project). I had an opportunity to go mid-afternoon, so I did. I took my point and shoot, as that is what I usually carry when hiking or wandering. It’s lighter and easier to carry.

So if you go by all of the ‘tried and true’ practices, I broke a lot of rules on this venture: 1 – It was ‘wrong’ time of day; I was using a point and shoot camera; 3 – no tripod;  4 – probably the wrong shoes too. That’s alright. I had fun and got some interesting images. The best time to take photos is when your there. The best camera to use is the one you have. So, give it a shot.

morning walks

So I added this yesterday, but apparently pushed the wrong button as it said it was posted, but today did not show up. We’ll do this again. I try to take a camera with me whenever I leave the house for anything but shopping. I’ve been going to the park in the morning for a walk, so these images are some of the results. As with the other tiled panels I have posted, click on the image and it will enlarge. Easier on the eyes that way. 

It is interesting to observe in the mornings, the cycles that occur, well, everywhere. In the park at 6-7 am, there are usually quite a few people wandering about. Walking, running, dog walking, biking, all getting  ready for their day. Shortly after that, everyone is gone, and the park is ‘quiet’ for awhile. All you hear are the birds, maybe a few bugs fly around, the water in the reservoir circulating, maybe some traffic here and there. Then the next wave comes in and you see another flurry of activity for awhile and then they leave.