Fall Scenic. Canon 7D | ef-s 15-85mm @ 59mm | ISO 100
Today I had the opportunity to get out and photograph in the afternoon so I ventured to a local park in search of a Fall scenic. The area where I live is not known for its extreme fall colors (need to drive about 3 hours North) but compared to where I just moved from, seeing any shades of red/orange/yellow is a welcomed sight.
I had no specific goals in mind on this afternoon shoot; a part of me simply wanted, one could argue needed, to get out into the natural environment. Thus, I grabbed my camera/tripod, a general purpose walk-around lens (ef-s 15-85mm), and challenged myself to capture an inspiring image. As I enjoyed the fall sights, sounds, and pine-filled scent in the air, I came across this lake and was instantly drawn by the bridge, warm colors, and reflections in the water. Once I found the perspective I wanted, I composed the image. It was a great way to spend an afternoon.
Until next time, good light and keep shooting. — KEVIN
Canon 7D | 500/4.5 | ISO 400.
It’s been a couple of months since I’ve posted any new images on the blog. The transition to a new job, new home, in a new state has been a very busy one for me and my family. The free time I have had has been enjoyed exploring the area with the family so any serious nature photography has been slowed considerably. That’s been fine with me as I’ve enjoyed the quality family time on our weekend outings, but I’ve not completely forgotten about the camera as I’ve used these times as scouting expeditions. In time, I will be out at the crack of dawn in search of the native flora and fauna.
For now, I’m sharing this image I took at my house as I was breaking in a new smoker. This perch is actually about two feet from the rear tire of my vehicle and I’m sitting out in the open just a few feet beyond the front wheel trying to figure out the modifications I need to make to keep my temps up in the smoker. These birds were quite unalarmed by my presence and one even landed on my back as I was putting seed in the feeder. Anyway, this is my first Georgia bird photograph so until I get to know the birds in the area…enjoy this one.
Keep shooting… –KEVIN