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Earlier this week, I thought the sky looked cool, so I went out to photograph it. I picked a day between thunderstorms so I could catch that moodiness. However, I wanted to photograph somewhere different. Instead of photographing Lake Winnebago, or the park by my house, I decided to go out to Rainbow Park to photograph the Fox River.
I’ve only been here once, and it was only for a minute, so I hardly count it. And I was looking forward to seeing what the park had to offer.
First, I took a few photos of fallen trees in the river, because that is one of my favorite things to photograph.
Once I captured a few photos of the river, I followed the paved walking trail to see how far it went. I haven’t explored this park before, so I was curious about what was there. I stumbled upon a grove of trees with a willow in the middle.
The Grove of Trees
Willows are my favorite trees, so I had to photograph this one. I wanted to get closer to it, but I wasn’t sure if I was still technically in the park, so I didn’t want to wander somewhere I didn’t belong.
The photo on the left is the original, and the one on the right is edited. Do you think I went too far on my edit? I want my photos to look realistic and not too much like fantasy. Although…if it is too much, maybe I could use it for a short story inspiration. Comment below what you think.
I kept walking a little way down the path and I saw a couple of trees in front of a small patch of light. I thought it looks cool so I took the shot. Unfortunately, the highway is along the horizon, so I had to wait a long time for there to not be any cars driving past. And it was around 5 pm, so it was not easy to wait. Eventually, my patience wore out and I just took the photo. As you can see by all the cars. Maybe it will be quieter around sunrise so I can try again.
That was my experience at Rainbow Park this past week. I think it’s safe to say that I will be back to photograph this area again. I didn’t go as far down the path as I could have, and I would like to see where it ends.