Yesterday was the World Wide Photo Walk. I had planned to go to Charleston, but decided to give the knee a rest, which by the way, it is doing quite excellent now! I’d say we are back to 90% and I will attend a Tai Chi class this week, but will still take it easy. As a matter of fact, Hobbs and I went for a very short walk on Friday, and I went for another one yesterday! Almost back in business!
I went to the lake, again, and walked just a small portion of one of the easily accessible trails, in other words, very close to the car. This trail meanders about and goes up and down hills. I decided to just stay on the flat part. After it started to head downhill, I decided turn back towards the lake and have a look around there. All in all, I spent about an 75 minutes walking and sitting and enjoying the view of the rapidly changing leaves. I say rapidly because I’ve been to the lake almost every day and they seem to be getting more and more vibrant every day.
I’m still working exclusively with the Nikon P-510 because it is lightweight and has an extensive zoom. Sure, I want to get out there with the D700 and get some full-frame sensor love going, but I don’t want to carry the camera and the tripod just yet. I’m thinking that maybe I’ll take a day off this week, board Hobbs for the day, and make a day of it on The Blue Ridge Parkway. I imagine, though, that it better be soon given how fast things are changing down here … maybe I’m already too late, but we’ll see.
Actually, this whole knee thing is working out. I had said that I wanted to photograph McDowell Nature Preserve in all of its seasons and, by default, I’m getting to do exactly that!