Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Photography Walk Through My Neighborhood

Boulder Peak - Stallion Springs, California
I went for a walk around my neighborhood back on September 25 and brought a Nikon D3300 DSLR along with me. I had a Nikkor 55-200mm AF-S DX f/4-5.6G ED lens attached to the front of the camera. This was a couple of nights before the super-moon blood-moon thing (if you remember).

Where I live, in the rural countryside in central California's Tehachapi Mountains, is very beautiful. The neighborhood is a cul-de-sac at the edge of nowhere. We see deer and elk sometimes. It's a peaceful place. It's a good spot to walk around with a camera.

On this adventure my wife and I took our three kids on a walk to the mailbox. Roundtrip the trek is one mile. The road is one of those quiet streets where their are more pedestrians than cars, and you might not see any pedestrians. We also walked along the sixth fairway of the local golf coarse.

The late afternoon weather was great. The heat was fading into a nice cool temperature as the sun lowered towards the horizon. There were some high thin clouds, but it was more sunny than cloudy. It was an ideal early-autumn evening, with the trees just beginning to turn colors.

Wherever it is that one lives--whether it is an urban neighborhood, suburban community or rural countryside--there are photographic opportunities if one searches for them. It takes an active eye and photographic vision. What's important is getting out with a camera in hand. Photographs rarely present themselves to the photographer--one must go out and find them.
Multicolor Berries - Stallion Springs, California
Autumn Beginnings - Stallion Springs, California
A California Countryside Evening - Stallion Springs, California
Bridge Over Marsh - Stallion Springs, California
Moonrise Over Cummings Mountain - Stallion Springs, California
Moon, From Earth - Stallion Springs, California
Pigeon Man - Stallion Springs, California

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