Nikon 5100, 55-300mm, ISO 200, f/10, 1/500 sec
Interestingly, a couple of my favorite early images as a photographer happened nearby these locations where I was just savoring the moment of being away on vacation.
This sunset image was taken from the north side of a beach parking lot northwest of Golden Gate Park as we were watching the ocean.
I had read Jim Harmer's Improve Your Photography: How Budding Photographers Can Get Pro Results on the airplane the day before. A focal point just like he described in the fourth chapter popped in front of me as I strolled up the incline. Nature's bare branches framed the rosy sunset and sapphire blue ocean.
|The Love Button|
Nikon 5100, 18-55mm, ISO 200, f/5.3, 1/250 sec
We were birding in Larson Park viewing western tanagers, phoebes and scrub jays to name a few.
This garden yellow flower shouted happiness from across the street that needed to be captured and shared.
Recently, on a local natural beauty road near Springdale Golf Course in Birmingham, MI, I had every intention of capturing multiple perspectives of periwinkle-blue chicory flowers.
Soft, early morning sun with no breeze, tripod set low to the ground, several minutes were filled with many snaps shooting images of one of my favorite flowers.
|Bleu Backlit Beauty|
Nikon 600, 105mm, ISO 250, f/9, 1/400 sec
But then I stood up to stretch - a must in photography. Across the road the dew sparkled like diamonds on a long, green, multi-acre lawn. The next 20 minutes were spent horizontal in wet grass completely mesmerized by nature's liquid crystals.
|The Greenest Grasses Reside Within Us|
Nikon 600, 105mm, ISO 250, f/8 1/800 sec
Enjoy your next destination and don't forget to stop, stretch and find that your greener grass exists right where you are standing. Happy Shooting!