Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Park and Some Props

The weather here lately has been gray and gloomy, not to mention damp and chilly. Not the most inspiring weather to go out on a shooting adventure. Also with the holidays fast approaching the big blocks of time I was blessed with in November seem to have disappeared.


Friday morning I was able to get out for a couple of hours, combining it with a couple of errands I had to do. I needed to go someplace close and in the general direction of my errands. I love it each week how someplace seems to magically pop into my head and this day was no different. Howard B. Dunton Park...not a place I normally hang out, but a place with wonderful memories. Glen and I use to go here after work when we first started dating and "make out", he proposed here and we also renewed our vows here four years ago.

When I arrived I did a quick walk around without my camera, just using my eyes to "see" what possibilities were there. I noticed a lot of different textures so that became my shooting focus for the day. Also looking for scenes already set, all I had to do was shoot.


I did cheat a little on this one, I turned the leaf just a bit, but it was already on the post.


Next, I drove around to the lower parking lot to a covered pavilion and hauled out my props. There is a bench in front of pavilion facing the water that has wonderful texture on it.


I found this leaf in front of the bench and it went so perfectly with my cup...


My dried hydrangea blossom from last week made a return appearance...


The Paisleys also wanted in on the fun...


They did some major additions to this park a number of years ago, so much of it is different from our dating days. This upper section and bathrooms did not exist back in those days.


Ahh...wonderful memories! And such fun to play with some of my props for a little while.

Linking up with Lissa at laf Custom Designs for Walk and Click Wednesday.








15 comments:

  1. I love your "gray day" images, Sarah. Sometimes these days lend a different kind of character. Fabulous compositions with your props. Love the dof on the post and leaf pic. Thanks for joining Walk and Click Wednesdays!

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  2. Some truly awesome photos. I just live that cup! Memory walks are good. Might need to think on that.

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  3. Hi Sarah,

    Your photos are so crisp - really nice. Funny comment about turning the leaf around. I used to get stuck trying to only take the photo of the item as I found it, but you are right, it pays to fix it a little for a better photo. Loving the cup and dried hydrangea photos very much. THanks for visiting me - I laughed about the glitter lady who had the pile of glitter under her chair. I bet she was wearing some too!

    Warmly,
    Sharon

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  4. these are lovely, a great record of your day!

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  5. You capture so many wonderful shots and I love that even on a day full of errands you made time for photos!

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  6. It looks so peaceful there. I like how photography can make you revisit special places you've not been to for ages.

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  7. It looks so peaceful there. I like how photography can make you revisit special places you've not been to for ages.

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  8. Really creative photos for a walk and click! I especially like the close-up of the post with the leaf and the first image with the benches. Oh, and the leaf with the cup! Nice work.

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  9. Wonderful gloomy day images. Sometimes I think those are the best, because you don't have to fight the glaring sun. Nothing wrong with grooming the landscape, so to say, and adding your props. Lovely!

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  10. Wonderful gloomy day images. Sometime I think they are better, simply because you don't have to fight the glaring sun. Nothing wrong with grooming the landscape, so to say, and rearranging or adding props. Lovely! ~ Buggy Tracks

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  11. Your photo walks are very inspiring, Sarah! They always give me something to think about, new ideas and approaches, and of course beautiful images to enjoy. The prop idea is fantastic and your resulting photos are gorgeous. That green cup against the bench with the leaf is brilliant!

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  12. These are great - love your props!! Hopped over from Lissa's and glad I did!

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  13. What a wonderful memory and great photos. I like the boots!

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  14. So lovely Sarah you have taken the dull and made it special you have a great talent..... And love the cup ....

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