I was taking a picture of this little purple flower when the most wonderful little surprise happened...a perfect black and white butterfly landed right on the flower I was shooting. I can never seem to catch a butterfly when I'm trying to....but here I was, not even thinking about it and I get the perfect opportunity. The only sad part is that I wasn't using a better lens at the time. I had on my cheapo walk around lens so I wouldn't have to worry about it getting hit by a rock or something. The cheapo lens did a great job though! I'm thrilled with the shot.
The other shot I really wanted to get on the hike was one of the waterfall. I've been wanting to get a nice shot of moving water for about 2 years now. I never have a tripod when the opportunity arises so I can never get what I want. Today was no different....no tripod...BUT there was a broken cement rail that was seemingly built to cradle my camera perfectly. It held the camera in place, pointed down at the water below, so I could let the shutter speed last long enough to get that nice painterly stream of water. WOO HOO!
And now I shall beat you over the head with random snap shots and photos from the day. Let the beating commence!
|Nathan in time out. This is an inevitable part of every hike. This one happened in the first 10 minutes when Nathan threw a rock in the general direction of some nice people just after Daddy said not to throw the rock.|
|Daddy helping Nathan throw a giant stick. Incidentally...nowhere near any innocent bystanders.|
|Thanks Rich....a rare photo of me and my little boy.|
|The cheapo lens causes some crazy lens flare!|
|Mommy: "Nathan...don't look at the camera" "Please...just don't smile" "Nathan, stop smiling!" "Look over there and be sad!" "NATHAN!"|