Local Adventures II

With Spring arriving, our first storm of the season finally hit. It wasn’t one of those glorious Thunderstorms that Oklahoma is known for, but it gave us a good go there for a little bit. And when the skies finally dried up I had a bit of a romp around with the Camera!

Very few people know about my photographic exploits. I take a lot of pictures for Instagram, sure, but my real Photography is simply not something that I shared too much of until relatively recently. With the now permanent “loan” of my adopted father’s FujiFilm FinePix S4400 camera, though, it’s certainly a hobby that I have dove head first into once more.

I have already shot some truly amazing Photographs for the redesign of my Poetry Book Devotional Bones that I hope to publish later this year (and which you can get the original bare basic version of here on Amazon)… But with my camera in hand and a new found love of Macro Photography thanks to it, I am beyond ready for Spring to be here- and today gave me the perfect opportunity for the photographic adventure that I have been craving lately.

I didn’t stray from my own back yard simply because the weather here is unpredictable, but there was still plenty to capture: My Lilac bushes that we planted last year are turning green, the Dead Nettle (Henbit) is already growing in full force, my yard seems to have become overtaken with Ferns that I didn’t even know existed, the clover has started consuming my yard, the Redbuds have some pink on them, the snails are emerging thanks to the rain, and plenty of puddles provided the opportunity for experimentation and interesting effects.

Macro Photography has proven to be very challenging, but it has also proven to be very worthwhile. I am falling in love with the way that Cameras make me approach things; it reminds me that life doesn’t always have to be overanalyzed- and that beauty can truly be found in the mixture of both simplicity and the finer details of an object.

After today, I am more than excited to get out on a real hike this year and see where the Camera takes me!

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