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Milkweed Pod from Winter Walk through Lake of the Woods

Wow, I am realizing just how long it has been since I was outside with my camera.  After many grey days this winter, we got an unusually warm day last Saturday.  I needed to walk a little bit, so I grabbed my camera and decided to take a short walk with my son-in-law, Manny, at Lake of the Woods.  There wasn’t much color, so I decided to switch the Fuji camera to the ACROS black and white setting.  What I came back with was a number of close up images of things I saw along the path.  This one of the milkweed pod on the stalk was interesting.  I was very impressed with the amount of detail and the texture my 50-140 lens was able to capture.

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Seed Pod

Seed PodI am getting very tired of winter and am longing for warm spring days that are still several months away.  I had to get outside this afternoon for a little while, so I put on my boots and coat, grabbed my Olympus camera and headed out to Lake of the Woods for a walk down the snow-covered paths.  It was only 18 degrees, but the wind wasn’t blowing and it was actually refreshing to breathe a little fresh air.  There is certainly little color outside right now and the cloudy, overcast days seem to make things a little more drab.  The dried seed pod from last fall is very ordinary, but nonetheless it caught my eye.  It actually did have a little color, but it was the texture and shape that seemed to draw my attention.  The black and white version of the image seemed to enhance the textures.

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Covered Bridge on Morning Walk

Lake of the Woods Covered Bridge-1-2I always enjoy the covered bridge when I am out at Lake of the Woods.  I stopped on my morning walk on Saturday morning to get take a few photographs of the bridge as the morning sun lit up the bridge and trees.  The colors in this scene and reflections on the water were spectacular.

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Fall Morning Walk through Lake of the Woods

Fall Morning Walk-2I took a fall morning walk at Lake of the Woods this morning to enjoy the cool fresh air and get a few more images under my belt with the Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera.  The fall foliage here is probably a few weeks from being at its peak, but the colors were really nice this morning with the sunshine glistening off the wet grass and leaves.  The paths at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet always seem to be a tranquil place to quiet yourself and simply enjoy the surroundings.  The one yellow leaf on the path seemed to pop among all the others.  I hope this image gives you the same relaxing feeling as I experienced on my walk there this morning.

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