Happy New Year!
Wishing you an amazing 2017!
Every Saturday the hubby and I go to breakfast to a small town called Malin. It’s about a 45 minute drive. Sometimes longer if I find something to shoot along the way.
I take my camera every time we go because you just never know what you might see along the way.
The route is along the California/Oregon border and it goes along side the Lower Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge. Hawks, Owls, Falcons, Ducks, Geese, Pheasants and Eagles are abundant, depending on the time of year.
Along this route are awesome trees along the waters edge. With water, comes canals, bridges, and culverts.
I have my favorite trees and favorite culvert. Don’t ask why. It just calls to me!
Years ago I read an article about getting out of a “funk” if you are having no inspiration while shooting with your camera. One of the things that stayed with me in this article, is find a place that you can shoot for all four seasons. Mark that same spot and shoot it 4 times a year. It’s different for all seasons.
Obviously on public land you can’t really mark your spot with spray paint, but you can do so on your own land, or find a landmark that you can only shoot from one such spot.
This is the culvert that calls to me. This was taken in March. Spring wasn’t quite here yet, but patches of green gave hope that spring wasn’t to far behind and winter was long gone!
This is the culvert at a different angle taken in May. The water was low, but the skies were blue and the grasses were green and the clouds were perfect for HDR!
I missed Fall. I missed the canal when it was drained. But I will of course get the shot this fall. The culvert isn’t going anywhere!
Hello Winter. A beauty in it’s own little cold way. It makes the rocks and weeds stand out. It’s not quite 100% winter. But a light dusting lets you know it’s on its way.
Let’s not forget the back side of this soon to be famous culvert. I feel it needed to be represented as well. I will admit, I have not shot this view very many times. Usually the sun is in the right spot on the way to Malin to shoot from the other side.
This is my Shot for the Seasons.
In posts to come, I will share with you the trees along the banks of the refuge waters. They’re great in the fall and winter once the leaves have fallen off. The hawks are much easier to spot in the trees! But all seasons, the trees are a beauty of their own.
Find a place you want to shoot for your seasons! I know that even a city has some beauty of its own. I just prefer small town rural America for mine!
Grab your camera, your best shooting buddy (mine is my husband) and go have some fun!
Be Good Humans