Take a Hike
I love photos that have tight cropping and interesting compositions. I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to create these types of photos. I created these photos of leaves on my weekly nature walks this year.
By the end of summer, it’s very hard to find a perfect leaf in the forest. They’ve been chewed by insects, attacked by fungi and bacteria, and may be deficient in nutrients. But even these imperfect leaves can make interesting and sometimes even beautiful photos.
One of my favorite things to photograph is shadows, and ferns make some of the best shadows.
I was walking along one of my favorite trails when I saw a flash of pink in the woods. I moved closer to see what it was. It was a Pink Lady’s Slipper, the first one I had ever seen. Did you know that Pink Lady’s Slippers rely on a fungus to reproduce?