Bong Recreation Area

My mind says yes.  I pack my gear and walk to my car as my body hums with excitement.  Time to drive into a State Park and take photos.  No agenda.  No rules for photographing today.  No pressures.  No worries.  Simply drive, walk, observe and capture.  The only goal for the shoot was to play with the settings on my Canon sx50 Powershot.  My camera has a built-in zoom of up to 1200 mm.  I hope you enjoy some nature photos.

I welcome the comfort of shade.

 

Macro shot with decent bokeh.

I shoot Macro with decent bokeh.

 

I look down - she is staring at me.  She is a beauty.  I kiss her with my lens.

I look down – she is staring at me. She is a beauty. I kiss her with my lens.

 

I see peace and tranquility everywhere from this view.

I see peace and tranquility everywhere from this view.

 

This guy was standing alone and far away from me in the field.

This guy was standing alone and far away from me in the field.

 

I love the Macro feature on my camera.  Great bokeh in this capture.

I love the Macro feature on my camera. Great bokeh in this capture.

 

She buzzes around - coming and going - finally resting for me to capture her while she works.

I see her buzzing around – coming and going – finally resting for me to capture her while she works.

 

I switch to the enhanced color feature setting.  This setting makes the clouds look like a painting.

I switch to the enhanced color feature setting. This setting makes the clouds look like a painting.

 

I slowly walk closer, zoomed in at 1200 mm.  I'm quiet and steady.   Don't fly away girl, please don't go.

I slowly walk closer, I zoom in to 1200 mm. I’m quiet and steady. Don’t fly away girl, please don’t go.

 

I saw this tree alone.  He towers over everything nearby.  Is he the guardian?  Was everything around him wiped away by Mother Nature's past storms?

I saw this tree alone. He towers over everything nearby. Is he the guardian? Was everything around him wiped away by Mother Nature’s past storms?

 

Driving along from the opposite direction, I saw this group of women riding up the trail.  I pull forward, park my car and capture this photo.

Driving along from the opposite direction, I saw this group of women riding up the trail. I pull forward, park my car and capture this photo.

 

I ask the leader of the ride (far right) if I could take some photos.  She was happy to oblige.

I ask the leader of the ride (far right) if I could take some photos. She was happy to oblige.

 

I love looking into her eye.  The gateway to her soul.  Beautiful creatures!

I love looking into her eye. The gateway to her soul. Beautiful creatures!

 

Just go!  You never know what will happen when you randomly go to capture photos…

 

 

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