Capturing the park…

Today is a beautiful day, sunny & breezy with temps in the upper 60’s!  I began my morning walking my dogs along one of the usual routes….when I quickly became discontent with the same old scenery….I needed a change and thought my pups would enjoy one too.  We headed back to the house, I grabbed my pack & camera then loaded my furry companions into the car for the 15 minute drive to Heritage Park.

There were lots of people out enjoying the park today; which surprised me, being a Wednesday morning I thought more would be working….I guess not everyone works the 9:00-5:00 shift!  I started off using the walking path that loops about 1.25 miles around the parks ball fields.  After once around that loop I crossed over to the  park village; this is where the Taylor Historical Society has placed original and replica buildings of interest to the area.  The walking path meanders around a very large pond, has a covered wooden bridge and kids can even participate in catch & release fishing.

So glad I decided to make the drive & get my 3 miles of walking in over here; a nice change of pace.  All of today’s photos were done using my camera’s pre-sets, and trying to hold onto 2 dogs while taking a photograph I was lucky anything came out! LOL

These first 3 photos I tried to think about composition….using multiple objects in view to frame the focal point and just make the photo a bit more interesting while also trying to keep things balanced.  I tend to like things very symmetrical but so often the photos I find more interesting are not symmetrical at all….it’s a hard habit for me to break.


The next 4 photos are focused on a specific subject… was really hard to capture the swallows that were darting all around.  I used the fast action pre-set but I am not sure if I am supposed to try to follow the birds as they fly or just continuously shoot in one area while they fly by…..another thing I need to look up on YouTube.



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