Date with my Camera

Tonight I went to the park by my house for a quick date with my camera. I didn’t really want to go out, but the past couple of blog posts didn’t have an image, and I felt guilty for not sharing any lately.

Before I left my house, I replaced my camera battery, because the last time I went out it was almost dead. The new one said it was fully charged, so I headed out. Spoiler, it was not fully charged. Thankfully, I was able to take all the photos that I wanted to.

My First Images

My first image of the night was taken at the pond. It wasn’t terribly windy, so I was able to capture the reflection of the trees. This might be my favorite photo of April. But I’ve still got a whole week to change that.

This is one of the photos I took on my date with my camera. It is a reflection of trees in a pond.

After I took this photo, I went along a grassy path that is for frisbee golf. No one was out tonight, so I wasn’t worried about being in the way. I saw this tall grass, and I thought it looked interesting. I crouched down so I could make the grass look even taller than it was.

This is tall grass from a lower perspective to make it look taller.

My Second Wind

It was a bit brisk outside, so I didn’t stay out as long as I normally would have. But with the temperature, my dying battery, and my lack of motivation, I was planning on heading home after this photo. But I wanted to play Pokemon Go for a little bit first so I drove around the park.

And I’m really glad that I did because I saw that there was a controlled burn in the park, and I wanted to photograph the ash and soot among the tall grass. Unfortunately, those photos didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked. Instead, check out my TikTok over the next couple of days.

However, I did photograph these three cattails. I have always been fascinated by them, even as a little kid. So whenever I get the chance to photograph them, it makes me happy.

Three cattails in the foreground of a swampy marsh.

When I was headed back to my car, I saw this cool-looking plant that I wanted to try and get a close-up on. I’ll share a few of the photos of it, but I’m not 100% sold on how they turned out. I always pick windy days to practice macro photography. Every. Single. Time.

I’m really glad that I went on a date with my camera tonight, even though I didn’t really want to. I’ve never really had a bad time when out, I was just feeling lazy, and after the warm week we had a few weeks ago, it’s been harder to want to go out in the cold.

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