Day 134 (13 May 2012) Devil’s Hopyard

Today the weather was perfect, so a friend and I decided to go for a short hike at Devil’s Hopyard St. Park in East Haddam, CT.

I didn’t shoot many photos, as it wasn’t really a photo walk, but here are a couple. I haven’t quite figured out a good way to shoot forest scenes; I will have to so some research on that, as I hope to spend a lot of time hiking this summer/fall.

Tree Hollow

18 mm, 1/60 sec, f/11, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Tree Hollow)

Fern Meadow

18 mm, 1/30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200, 18-55mm kit lens (Fern Meadow)

Day 7 (7 Jan 2012) Devil’s Hopyard State Park

Today I spend hiking and shooting a few hundred pics (just shy of 300!) at Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT.  It’s a beautiful area with plenty of trails and a constantly changing scenery.  It was very hard to belive it was January in New England, as it was almost 50F!  This time last year it was 20F.  But it made for a perfect day to get outside and enjoy God’s creation!

This first pic was of water dripping from an icicle.  My next piece of camera gear will be a macro lens (or close up filter or extension tubes) so I can get real closeups.

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55 mm, 1/50 sec, f/5/6, ISO 800 (water drop in icicle)

Nearing the end of the hike, I looked up from the ridge line as the sun was setting and saw this:

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18mm, 1/160 sec, f/13, ISO 100 (tree against sky)