This weekened I attended a macro photography workshop by well known macro photographer, Don Komerechka. It was a fun but challenging workshop and I learned just how creative Don is and how much I have to learn. I am so far from where I want to be with macro but with patience and perseverance I think I can improve my craft. The workshop kept me quite busy so I had no time to capture something for the photo challenge. But around 6P.M. my wife suggested we go for a quick walk in the woods of the Autumn Hill Preserve in Princeton. It’s a five minute drive from our home. I brought my camera with me but after parking, I realized I had forgotten my camera card in the computer. I had pulled it out to download the images from the workshop and did not put it back. I had no choice but to use my iPhone 7.

We walked the trail in and out for about two kilometrees. It seemed to us that the old trail had been replaced with a new one. We were happy for that. The old trail had a tendency to collect rain water and get swampy. The new trail seemds to be on more solid ground.

These are the best of the images from the walk.

Created by photographer Frank Jansen, the Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography.

My wife and I went hiking this past weekend and I strained a foot muscle. I guess I overdid it. Too much strenuous activity in too short a period of time.

I do most of my photography over the weekend. I thought the hike would be a good opportunity to capture images for several challenges; Tuesday Photo Challenge, Macro Moments, WE35, and Changing Seasons. It was. But the pain in my foot meant that processing of my images will be delayed. Including the one in this post.

Sometimes the path was blocked by broken branches that had fallen from the trees. Other places the tree had broken right out of the ground. And of course, my foot is broken.

Created by photographer Frank Jansen, the Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography. This week’s theme is broken.

it doesn’t actually take very much to make the deepest part of us incredibly happy.
you know?
just to be here, just to appreciate.
appreciate being here.
to feel that you’re alive.
to be in touch with your heart.
that’s it.
that’s it.lyrics from Burgs

  • Aperture—ƒ/1.8
  • Camera—NIKON D5100
  • Taken—28 January, 2017
  • Focal length—35mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—1/400s