During one of our evening hikes, my husband and I ventured down a new path that dead ended at a drop off into a shallow creek bed. I love the woods!
While driving along the Smoky Mountain highways, you bet we took time to pull over and take some pics of the amazing views.
This week’s Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge is “Dense.” Now, dense has more than one meaning. The first being “stupid or foolish” which could be applied to my husband and I as we embarked down a never before explored (by us) gated path that displayed this sign at its start:
Turns out we didn’t get shot and the risk was worth it as we enjoyed some beautiful sunset views of “dense” brush, fields, and trees.
I feel like lately I have been editing my images on the safe side; not pushing the contrast or saturation a little more for greater depth and interest, for example. Somewhere along the way, I have lost the creative aspect of it all. Hoping to rediscover that soon.
It’s amazing how quickly the sun sets, or maybe just how fast time goes by when I am out walking and taking pictures. We went to a neighborhood trail last night and walked east which gave me a chance to turn back and take these shots of the setting sun backlighting the tree line.
What seemed like ten short minutes later, when we returned along the same path, the sun had disappeared.
The gnat clusters (I don’t know what else to call them!) were out in full force. If you look close, you can see them in the sunlight below. They were all along our walking path, so I felt like I had to keep my head down a lot.
All in all, it was a nice after-dinner outing. My daughter rode her bike; I got some decent shots (more to come), and my husband kept us both company.