I continue to walk every day — a habit I got well established a full year ago — but I usually don’t take pictures during my walks anymore. That’s a good thing, because hundreds of photos of scenes around my neighborhood is enough. I even have my favorite walk photos from 2014-2015 printed in a little softcover book I created with Blurb. Plus, I walk faster and keep my heart rate up consistently when I don’t take pictures. However, I’m trying hard to get back into my daily photography routine so I brought my camera along when I headed out this morning a little after 7:00 under almost totally clear blue sky.
It amazes me that I’ve been seeing signs of autumn for a week or two already.
I love these fluffy things in the next picture. I thought they’re called foxtails, but when I googled that it only showed the little weeds whose fluffy seeds get stuck in our socks. Can someone please tell me? I’ve photographed these so many times over the last year, and even watched them grow up again this summer after the owner cut them down practically to the roots.
Here they are again with their surroundings. This tree is often glowing in the morning sun too.
Next I found a flowering vine growing on a mailbox, with a single flower posing for me very nicely. There’s even a reflection.
Here’s more of the vine from the other side, just so I could play more with backlighting.
And stepping back even further, you can see I spent several minutes at this area of my neighborhood.
When I turned the corner, there was little sunlight to be found, except for this one spot:
But after I’ve walked up the long, gradual slope of that cold, shadowy street I turn the corner at what I call the Top of the Neighborhood (because it’s the highest point) where the morning sun shines gloriously right up the steep hill, backlighting everything, and I can see for miles to tree tops beyond my neighborhood.
I didn’t get anymore interesting photos after this because the last part of my walk was too shady and I wanted to just walk and get some exercise. But I did take a moment to photograph my breakfast that I made immediately upon arriving home. I have eggs and veggies almost every morning but had french toast yesterday instead, and I was particularly hungry this morning. Yum!
I think this concludes my re-entry to daily photography JPG period. Even though I’ve shot JPG for the last three days, I find myself still editing the photos in Lightroom anyway. I’m finding getting back into my photo routine almost as easy as getting back onto a bike!