Preparing for Your Trip
- Camera and back pack
- Extra batteries and memory cards for the camera
- Lens cloth to wipe away dust and dirt
- Two lenses- one wide angle(18-70) and a longer lens (70-300)
- large trash bag (to sit on if the area is muddy)
- rain poncho (just in case)
- lens hood
Photographing Plants and Flowers
We were hiking down a small path in Cuivre River State park when I saw part of an old stone wall. I stopped on the path and took several shots of the wall from different directions. It is amazing the different looks you get just by walking around an area and looking at it from a different angle.
I love the way the leaves were growing over this stone wall. The sunlight filtering through the trees also gave it an interesting look.
Waterdrops and Puddles Create Interesting Photos
Watch for Special Features to PhotographAs you are out in a park look for special features to add to your photographs. Old stone bridges like the one below make an interesting photograph. Don't forget to turn around and look at the path you've just walked down. The leading lines will also make for an interesting photo.
I couldn't resist photographing this goose that sat out right in the middle of the parking lot. He didn't move all the while I was shooting.
Gifts from my Photographs
Leaves on Old Stone Wall Gift Box by mbgphoto
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