Yesterday evening, I was in the park about 90 minutes before sunset. I headed down to what I call the bottom of the park. It’s probably the lowest elevation in the park, perhaps some 20 – 30 feet lower than the highest point. It is on the eastern side of the park; here, it gets light streaming through pretty early, but is plunged into shadow early, as well. I knew that I didn’t have much time. I wanted to hike a trail or two, take some photos, then head to the lake to see what was there.
As I walked one of the trails, I started photographing the last bits of light coming through the trees. Most of the area was already in the shadow of the higher elevations of the park. I really had to hustle, which was good in two ways: It got my heart rate up and it allowed me to catch more of that fading light. The downside was that I was hustling up some hills, breathing hard, heart pumping … add to that the fact that things were falling into shadow, shutter speeds dropping = some blurred pictures. LOL.
Now that the evenings are cool, it’s fun getting out, without without the camera. Also, it’s a fantastic way to decompress after a busy day. Today, no walk in the park, though, I have my Spanish lesson.