A walk in the woods

This is my first blog post here. I had every intention of waking before dawn and capturing the sunrise from the top of our hill. I went to bed early, organized my gear for a mile hike up the hill, had a flashlight out with good batteries (plus a backup) then set the alarm.

Thats where my plan fell apart.

The alarm went off at 5:30am and I hit the snooze. Thinking not of photography but rather of getting an extra ten minutes of sleep.

I woke up at 9:00am. I had work to do and taking photos had to wait. By the time chores were done I got out around 3 in the afternoon with full mid-day sun. Not a good way to start.

Clouds over golden fields

So instead of letting the day go to waste photographically I decided to instead concentrate on the details instead of the big picture. Looking for interesting compositions in good light.


This is always a bit of a challenge for me. I tend to look more at the big picture, walking by the small details. But in my half hour walk I found countless subjects that I’d normally walk right past.


Perhaps the day was not wasted, and more so in not having the easy crutch of the morning’s golden hour pouring orange and red light over the valley like a painter’s canvas I can show some of the easily overlooked beauty that is all around us.


Our little forest changes more each season then I could ever hope to capture. There will always be a grand vista of morning or evening golden hours but the details, they will change with each passing day.

Green Log

I always know that with those changes I can come back to this, my vista.

Out of the woods

All photos on this page were shot with my Fujifilm X100S.

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