Tag: McDowell Nature Preserve

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There’s no riot of colors, nor are there any RV drivers holding up traffic along the 1 mile drive in McDowell Nature Preserve. All was quiet yesterday morning when I went for a walk amongst the leaves, the trees, and of course, the squirrels. The temperature was in the low to mid-50 range. It felt quite good.

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This toadstool was positioned so perfectly in the sun that I don’t think that I would have been surprised to see a toad lounging, taking in the morning rays, but unfortunately, there was no toad.

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I took this photo on September 4th, about a month ago. We hadn’t had much rain at all during the summer. The lake level was quite low. These rocks were normally under a couple of feet of water and the “beach” that I used is usually inaccessible, unless you want to go wading. This morning, before work, I stopped by to have a look. Everything is back under water, the beach is not accessible, and the lake is pretty full…

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Last night, I was browsing Google Earth, seeing what was around my area. I noticed a small like that I’d never seen. So, this morning, before going to work, I set out to see what this lake was about. Unfortunately for me, the lake was a private lake. It was behind the gates at a gated community. As I drove back, circling around Lake Wylie, I noticed that there access to the lake was almost exclusively through some piece of…

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This morning, just before sunrise, I went back to McDowell Nature Preserve with my Nikon 105 mm macro lens, Nikon D750, and a my tripod. I wanted to take a closer look at the shells on the beach, the normally inaccessible beach. I spent a pleasant hour or so photographing various things of interest to me. This weekend, I spent quite a bit of time on the tripod. It’s a great way to slow down. The only thing that I…

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Yesterday, I went to one of my favorite photo hunting grounds, McDowell Nature Preserve. It was an overcast morning, but I was up early and wanted to get some shots. As mentioned earlier, we are in the grasp of a drought; therefore, the lake level is down, I found out, quite significantly. The objects pictured here, with the exception of the tree, would normally be under a few feet of water and would perhaps be boating hazards to be avoided…

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