This past month I took another class. I can guess that you're not surprised. I do like to take classes. This class, given by Kim Manley Ort, was all about becoming comfortable using a 50mm lens. One of the lessons was on landscape photography. I was trying to figure out where to go and remembered a walking trail around a pretty lake.
I hadn't walked very far when I spotted this pretty white heron, at least that's what I think it is. I'm not a birder, so if you know different let me know! He was standing still not moving a muscle, yet I still didn't get a real crisp image of him. Is it the lens? Probably not, it's probably my shaky hands. A tripod would help, but I just hate to carry one around.
The walking trail goes by a section of beautiful crepe myrtles along a fence row.
And among the crepe myrtles were spider webs. Lots of them! I have the hardest time taking a picture of spider webs. I can never get the light right so the camera will focus on it. I got pretty lucky with this one though.
This is the first time I've ever gotten my reflection in berries. Look closely; there I am near the centers of the berries. Me, repeated seven times!
Although I was out practicing with my 50mm lens, I also carried my little Fuji camera. I have learned from experience that when I don't have my tripod with me, I can count on this little camera to take great macro images despite my hand shaking.
Along with the picture taking, I managed to walk a mile around the lake. Maybe it wasn't great aerobic exercise because I kept stopping, but it was relaxing.
Linking with Helen's Weekend Walk on her blog The Inspiration Pavilion