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
Spent some time at a cabin surrounded by the Ocala National Forest. Ahhhhh.
Bug bite prevention ideas below.
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I spent a lot of time outside during the day and at night. I have 3 mosquito bites and no found ticks. The bites may have come from the first day I was there when the car was stuck in a mud hole and I was caught out without any protection. That’s a story for the next post.
First, spray shirts, shorts, hats, socks, and shoes, to be worn in the woods with Permethrin. Take clothes outside and spray. Let dry prior to packing.
Second, ideas for while you are out:
If you get bit:
I saw this video and, well, wow. Glad this was not during my vacation there. The gas station shown later in the video is where I had taken this photo:
The video is a good reminder to check local and nearby forecasts to avoid being in one of the canyons when the river comes calling!
Video by David at: http://rankinstudio.com/
I had the opportunity to visit Page, Arizona last week. There are several beautiful sites within a few hours drive, such as the Grand Canyon, Monument valley, Rainbow Bridge and Bryce Canyon. I saw none of those. There were plenty of things to do and see within 15 minutes of my motel. Limiting drive time was an important part of my vacation plan. It takes me 45 minutes to get to work–60 minutes if a duck farts the wrong way on the turnpike. So, I was not looking to drive much. I could have stayed another week and not have gotten to it all (boat and helicopter tours, skydiving, hikes, etc). If you are looking for vacation ideas, this place should go on the list. (I received no compensation for these reviews) Continue reading