I almost didn't take my camera with me on Monday when I met my friend for a morning walk. I decided to take it, mostly so I could take some shots if I got there before she did. I did get there ahead of time and was taking some shots of the stream and was heading back to wait for her at the road when something caught the corner of my eye. It was such an unexpected surprise and I was so glad that I had my camera.
At first I only saw one web that was partly complete and then I realized that there was another which was joined to the first. At one angle it struck me as a portal to an enchanted world and then the other was almost like a CD.I was so excited about the webs that it made me forget the heat and humidity. Even meeting for an early morning walk before work, it's not ideal. It does help though to walk in the shade. I had another surprise photo opportunity that I almost missed. Not quite as dramatic as the webs but one I don't usually get on the trails I walk on. First I spotted a reflection when we were almost done with our walk and cooling down. Although I frequently do shoot reflection shots, I said I wanted to stop and shoot it if HB didn't mind. She was also cooling down and didn't mind stopping.
After I took the shot above which is why I stopped, HB commented on all the little fish swimming straight below. I hadn't even noticed them and I don't think I've ever photographed fish at this stream but I gave it a try.
The water was clear but the bottom was murky and the only way to photograph the fish was to zoom in since they were so small. The other issue was the reflections in the water made it hard to get them except at certain angles but it was still fun to have an unexpected fish photographic shoot.Now that I know where to look for them I'll have to try going at different times of day and see if there are better light conditions for shooting them.
The next shot wasn't a surprise as I'm always interested in the rocks but I think it's so amazing how this one has a little cut out. It almost looks like someone cut a spot for their coffee cup out of the rock.
The last shot makes me think of a hobbit hole. I can almost see someone in their vest with a pocket watch hurrying inside for tea.I am glad that I brought my camera. Although I always have my cell phone with me, I'm not able to get very good shots with the camera phone. Therefore, I'm glad that I had my good old trusty digital camera.