Tag: landscape

Pond at McLane Creek

Pond at McLane Creek (2 of 2)

This is a re-work of a photo I took last August on our trip through the Olympic Peninsula. McLane Creek is a nature preserve some miles outside where we stayed in the area of Olympia, Washington. The trail takes you through rain forest with moss-covered trees, along muddy paths, and onto boardwalks to keep you safe and the plants safe. Here, there is a viewing platform which looks across this pond into the neighboring mountains. We came here as there are beavers rumored to building ponds – sadly, we did not see any – but the beauty of the trail made up for that! My problem with this photo is there is soooooo much green!

August 25

August 25

For lack of a better name, the date I took it.

Here in SoCal we are in the umpteenth year of drought. If you look at “then” and “now” images of the state’s water resources, as in dammed lakes, there is a shocking loss of water reserves. I’ve stopped watering my backyard.

Back onto topic: I went out yesterday to use an 85mm lens to do landscape, and to take a look at the vegetation in a local regional park, Wildwood, which covers a large area nearby. Landscape with an 85mm lens is rather funny because I have to “compose with my feet” and I found it very hard to do. Most success seems to have occurred when I walked a good 30 feet / 10m from what I wanted in the foreground or as subject matter. I did some aperture priority and manual exposure / focus on this trip . . .