On Saturday, Don and I ditched the old ball and chain (our teenagers who never want to go anywhere) and went to a park in the neighboring town of Bothell, Washington.
Called Bothell Landing, the park boasts a few historic buildings (I’ll save those for another post), several bridges and miles of riverfront trail.
I was hoping to capture the bridges shrouded in the fog that hung over us all morning, but the fog cleared by the time we got to the park, revealing another drab, gray day.
Our trudge through the chilly air and the gloom was rewarded by the discovery of this brightly colored tunnel. The effect of the color and the light was quite cheerful. Now I know where to go when the gray skies start to get me down!
My main purpose for this outing was to get used to using the manual settings on my camera. I was a little disappointed with myself and my shots because just the day before I read about using a smaller aperture to get landscape shots with clarity and crispness throughout the entire depth of field. Then I went out and used a larger aperture to compensate for the low light. Argh! Not what I had planned! But I guess that’s what practice is for. For me, with my brain fog, it will probably take doing things wrong a few times before I remember to do them right. Hopefully, I can revisit Bothell Landing a few months from now and get new and improved versions of these same shots.
For some very crisp Which Way photos, go visit Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge entry. My favorite is the path with the long shadows.