Here are some photos from a recent trip to Lake Ray Roberts – the Isle du Bois unit. Date: May 7, 2017 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF … Continue reading Dragonfly
I spotted umbrella-like plants sprouting out of the ground. They were so intriguing. Like every good parent with her kids on spring break, I made my teenage miniature, Armando, pose in front of the plants. He was not happy about … Continue reading Mayapple
I spotted a small but mighty team of lumberjacks at the park. Harrison (shown below) has been chipping away at this tree for months. He’s making progress. Albert has been toiling on the same tree. They hope to have this … Continue reading Lumberjacks
Details are so much fun to observe. Here’s a raindrop on a tree branch at Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Isle du Bois. I used a tripod to keep the camera steady. Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark … Continue reading Raindrop!
I find photos are a pleasant distraction. They take me to far off places and peaceful moments in time. This photo is from a state park … Continue reading Pleasant distraction
Today’s adventure included Eisenhower State Park. In comparison to the LBJ Grasslands, it’s a stone’s throw away. Here are some highlights. I won’t show you the really fascinating <more like macabre> shots of a deceased bird on the shore…. Instead, … Continue reading Tranquility!
This photo is my best from today. It was taken at Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Isle du Bois. It seems like there should be … Continue reading The Last Shot of the Day
While sitting on a boulder at a state park in Arkansas, I spotted one of my favorite spiders. I had little confidence the photos would turn out – I couldn’t stand next to the spider – all I could do … Continue reading A Spider with Spines Part 2
Here are some highlights from a recent trip to Eisenhower State Park. The day was overcast – which was a nice change from the smoldering heat. It also created ideal lighting for photography. Notes Camera: Big Bertha (Canon EOS … Continue reading Eisenhower State Park
This post features highlights from a recent trip to Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Typically I select photos based on quality but this time I decided the theme was more important. Bon appetit! The spider below had a very unusual … Continue reading Dinner is served
Every state park has something fascinating to discover. You just have to go with an open mind and pay attention to details. This blog focuses on a recent trip to Purtis Creek State Park. While I’m familiar with burl … Continue reading Outdoor Discoveries
My ongoing Fungus as Art series continues with photos from Cooper Lake State Park. I took my time setting up the shot with my tripod and I opted for f/32. In the future I’ll go less extreme with f/16. The … Continue reading Worth the shot!
Moss and lichen are among my favorite elements to observe. I tried to branch out and take a different perspective. Camera: Canon PowerShot G16. Date: July 2016 Notes: Take your time to get the right shot. Keep practicing. Continue reading Lichen as Textured Art
I recently visited the Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Here are some highlights. The wildflowers were plentiful. Times like this I wish I had a tripod with me but I’m sure by the time I set … Continue reading Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Johnson Branch Unit
My themes are all over the board and it’s getting worse as I develop new interests. I like delicate lace embroidery, creepy ventriloquist’s dolls, insects, lost shoes and everything in between. How to pick a theme for a photography blog? … Continue reading Creepy & Pretty
It was as if dump trucks dropped a load of rocks all over the path we were walking. Limestone rocks were everywhere. I hadn’t seen anything like it. It was amazing. There was a plant growing among the rocks. I … Continue reading The white rocks started out charming
Here’s a little creature I found on a cactus at Copper Breaks State Park. I was especially excited because it gave me an opportunity to use my new macro lens. The beetle looks fake. Side profile. Camera: Canon EOS 5D … Continue reading Cactus Longhorn Beetle