Tag: McDowell Nature Preserve

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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…

I was standing, looking at the lake, enjoying the last rays of sun. I saw him come down the tree, to my right, circle around behind me, then stop. I wondered what would happen if I stood absolutely still, so I did. Eventually, he made a wide circle around my to my left, stopped and looked at me, came closer, and closer. As a matter of fact, he came so close that I thought that he might actually mistake me…

It’s been raining or a couple of days now, and since it didn’t appear as if it the rain was going to stop anytime soon, I decided to become one with the rain. I donned a raincoat, put on my Neos overshoes, and headed for the stream. When I got there, it was just about as I expected. The normally placed, just above a trickle stream was quite energetic and there were several new ‘tributaries’ that had formed as the…

I felt like getting out today and shooting, so I waited until the sun started making its descent and headed out about an 90 minutes before sunset. This gave me plenty of time to walk around the trails in McDowell Nature Preserve, feed the mosquitoes, develop a bit of a sweat, and take a few pictures to boot! After I did the sweating thing for a bit, I sat on a bench, watched the sun go down, and listened to…

I had a bit of cabin fever today. I needed to get out of the house. You see, I’ve been stuck in the house, pretty much, for nearly a week. It all started on Tuesday, October 25th. ¬†One of the days of the week that I attend Tai Chi is on Tuesdays. On this particular Tuesday we were doing stance training. Basically, we get into one of our basic stances and hold it for as long as the instructor cares…

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