I knew my schedule was taking me back near the bridge from the last post. I wanted a crack at it with more filters and a tripod. The neutral density filter that I used before came with 2 friends that I layered on top before loading the camera in my bag. I did not have much time, because, well, I was still “working.” I parked, grabbed by bag and my tripod and hustled back to the bridge.
On the way out, it was apparent that a few storms had been by since my last visit. The water was higher. There was more debris. It was a little creepier.
The photos all came out with a red tint. Maybe it is because I did pretty much pick the filters by size and price only. Luckily, tint can be largely corrected with the magic of LIGHTROOM. I was able to take longer exposures before light blew out the image.
the other side of the bridge
No tint correction
The first 2 views on the page were taken with a new toy I am playing with. It is basically a low cost neutral density filter. I got the idea from Richard Bernabe. He does some fantastic work and his blog has some great tips and information.
The insects were fussy today. I just could not get them in focus. The blue guy had 2 buddies but they were so fast I basically just popped it in sports mode and hoped automatic fire could catch them.
This is the song that kept coming to mind as I walked on the path surrounded by black water. Warning-Bluegrass sound.
I was gifted an annual state park pass this year and have been trying to put it to good use. One thing that I learned from the friendly, and amazing, park employees, is that you can request a special pass to be able to stay a little after dark or to come in early.
I have just started to play with the photos but wanted to share a few. I recruited a volunteer to come on the adventure with me and I think it was a pretty good initial outing. It was certainly a fun way to spend a Saturday night.
The park was busy enough to close to new admissions during the day, but at night…Us, the raccoons, the glowing eyes from the forest, and some campers.
I recommend getting to know your parks. I lived in Florida a long time before I realized how many there are and some closer to home than you may realize. City, county, state, federal…enjoy!! And, maybe take some bug spray 🙂
Navajo Nation near Page, Az