Weekend Wanderings – Taking a Walk with the Camera
On Thursday night the weather forecast was for a frost in the morning and some fog. Can I just say I was excited. Sure it would be cold, but the opportunity of getting out in the morning to a frost, or fog was too much to resist. I just took the camera with the lens on it and away I went. I also took my phone, I am trying to get in the habit of taking photos with my phone for Instagram. Which I did and if I can work out how, I will show you those images as well.
I was hoping to get more of a frost, but when I got out, while it was cold, it wasn’t cold enough for a frost. I am sure it will happen, but it didn’t happen the other morning. The closest we get to seeing what it would be like if it snowed here is seeing frost all over the ground, and that only lasts until the sun comes up.
When I got to the park you could see the mist coming off the swampland. It is a common site here in winter, anytime it is a bit cold you will see it. When I used to ride a bike, you would notice how cold it was when you rode past this part, it was always much colder than any other part of the road.
A few weeks ago I took some photos of this same spot, I don’t know if you remember, here is a link that post, the area above is the same place I took photos, but back then there was no water in here, well, except for a small little bit. Now it is full. We had a lot of rain a couple of weeks ago and it has done this. It is so much nicer when it is full of water. The mist on the water just added to it so much. Although, by the time I actually got here, there wasn’t a lot of mist around. I knew I should have driven to the park.
The house in the distance is the original homestead, or one of them, not quite sure. It does stand out a lot, and the way that line of dead trees coming from it, it is interesting. There were so many ducks in the water. I scared them off a little and then tried to get photos of them taking off. I didn’t do it on purpose, they just cleared out as I approached the water.
There is lot of land like this around me. We are a suburb of the city, but we also have lots of paddocks with horses and things. Many people who come here for the first time think we live in the country, we don’t, but it looks like it. It was one of the main reasons we bought our house.
As I said earlier I did take a couple of shots and processed them in Instagram. I will put them in a gallery on their own now.
I really don’t do this enough. I have lived in this area for just over 20 years and I have never really considered that when I live would be very photogenic. I really need to change my views of this, and start thinking more about taking photos within a short distance of where I live.
I am going to put up the gallery now for you, with more images. I hope your weekend has been good.