Tag: Wilderness Park

Swarmed

I went out to Wilderness Park the other day, and quickly discovered that I hadn’t put on quite enough bug spray when I was swarmed by hundreds of mosquitoes! I only spent a half an hour or so out there before I had to leave because of all the bites. It was awful. Lesson learned: use more bug spray.

 

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A Leaf on the Water

I went to Wilderness Park yesterday to take advantage of the lovely weather. Spring hasn’t quite arrived, though, so the whole park is still quite brown. I did realize that I need to pick up a variable neutral density filter if I want the shots I’m looking for. It’s difficult to shoot wide open with a long exposure in the middle of the afternoon and not end up with a completely blown-out image.

I did get one photograph I was happy with. It was one of those throwaway shots. I saw a leaf floating on top of the water and took the picture, thinking that nothing would come of it. Obviously, something did.

When I bring photographs into Lightroom, I usually click on the distortion control option to account for the distortion of the lens. This time, though, I clicked on the wrong option. Instead of correcting for my 35mm f/1.8, I clicked on the 10.5mm Fisheye option, and ended up with a far more intriguing image. My high school art teacher called these ‘happy accidents’.

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Faerie Tales

Another from my Faerie Tale series. It’s not quite a faerie tale, though, as officially she’s Nimueh from the King Arthur tales, but I won’t tell the Brothers Grimm if you don’t..

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Autumn in Wilderness Park

I was in desperate need of some outdoor therapy, so I grabbed the camera and headed out to Wilderness Park, on the southeastern edge of Lincoln. It’s beautiful all year round, but give it another week or so, when the leaves finish changing, and it’s going to be even better.

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