This was taken just a few minutes after the lower post image. These were really scary clouds! We'll see the damage in the light of day tomorrow. This is totally natural color, but it almost looks black and white!
Walking across the top of dam is just a tiny bit scary. The walkway is made of a metal grate which allows you to see everything down below it. There also is no way out from the other end, so if you were scared going across, you'll have no choice but to walk back the same way you came. The walkway has a nice mix of colors too..
This bridge crosses over a river with interesting views on both sides. I liked the look of the bridge itself, with the wooden boards, and rusty iron railings. One fun thing about it was that it felt so loose, that when anyone walked on it while you stood there it bounced like a mini trampoline. I had to make sure there was no one walking behind me or else this shot would be a big blur!
From this vantage point, I was able to get a really nice reflection of the trees, and houses that were across the lake. The sky prior to this was pretty cloudy, but as it cleared I was able to get this shot in.
These stairs have a really nice look and feel to them, and from this angle look like they lead to the sky. They actually lead to the top of the dam that is pictured in the previous post. They are pretty steep. I wish I had taken a photo from the top looking down also. Oh well, maybe another day!
I really had a lot of fun when I discovered this Dam. You can walk across the top of it. I may show that image in a later post. I took photos from all angles,and it was hard choosing just one for now. It has some great color going on, from years of water flowing over it. In this shot I tried to get as much reflection in as I could. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
While walking through this nature area I came across an old bench that is slowly but surely being reclaimed by the surrounding woods. I'd say by the time summer ends it will be completely engulfed in various foliage.
This lovely tree trunk was alongside the same river that I found the "A" in a previous post. The water was glassy and calm showing the brightness of the sun. This lovely tree just struck me as something special. Three trees growing from one trunk. I felt it just made a nice gentle image.
There is a great length of railroad tracks that run along side this lake. The day was perfect. A wonderful combination of bright blue sky dotted with puffy white clouds. Bright green trees contrasting with the blue of the lake, and to top it off, the rusty railroad tracks with bright white rocks in between the ties. Aaah , it was love at first sight!
Yesterday I was out scouting some areas that I haven't been to before. While walking along the shores of this river I spotted a bent broken tree, with another large portion under it. It was an incredible looking letter "A"! I took many shots from different angles. I feel that this one gave the best shape of the "A" along with the clarity of the water and shadows from sun, and shade.
This is a revisit to a bridge that I had gone to earlier in the season. It was cool, dark and wet on my previous visit. This time you can see more foliage, lower water level, and the stone bridge in a dry state. It was harsh lighting at the time because of the mid-day sun.
In this area there are miles of trails, a lot of them on slightly raised boardwalk. This particular spot has a nice zig- zag pattern which compliments the surrounding foliage. The sunlight streaming through the trees allows in just enough light for viewing, while the shade of the trees keeps you cool.
The composition of this image isn't very good, but I loved the look, and color of these flowers, so I just took a quick shot. I have no idea what they're called, so anyone that knows is welcome to let me know.
This is the outside of the cabin that you see in the post below this. I did this is Sepia earlier, but this is what it looks like in actual color. I just love the look of old time cabins, and the smell of the old wood! Just picture the family that once lived there!
Imagine yourself a couple of hundred years ago. You have just woken up, the morning sun is streaming through the window. Your handmade quilt covers the bed, and the cabin walls keep you safe from the wilds of the outside woods. Just listen to the sounds of the birds chirping sweetly in the trees, and the rushing sound of the water from the river outside.
I love this old piece of machinery at an old mill. You can see all the gears,and the handle that has been turned by many hands so long ago. The color of the wood along the walls has a lovely tone too. If anyone knows what type of machine this is I'd love to know.
While deciding how to compose this shot I tried a few angles. I loved the lush green of the whole area, but the tall feathery grass in the foreground seemed to make this shot the best. This is the same location that I saw all of the dragonflies.
I was down by the river today. There were multitudes of dragonflies flitting all around. I caught this one sitting on a fallen tree limb. It has black wings, but some lovely green on the eyes and tail. Click to enlarge.