Saturday, August 21, 2010
Monsoons in the marshlands
Tate's Hell and see what I could find that would hold still long enough for me to figure out what buttons to push and knob to twirl.
After a stop at Cash's creek for the first rain picture I went to the dwarf cypress board walk.
Several unique stands of cypress wetlands are located within the forest. These cypress trees are documented to be over 150 years old but only reach a mature height of approximately 15 feet, hence the name "dwarf cypress". They are also referred to as "miniature" or "hat-rack" cypress. The Ralph G. Kendrick Boardwalk offers an observation tower overlooking one of the most prolific areas.
The cypress were too mono-toned to be any fun. As I started to walk back to the truck I noticed a number of water lilies in the swamp surrounding the board walk. I took several picture at different settings and I thought this one came out nice.
I didn't see anything else of interest other than a king snake, but he was too fast for me.
About that time another shower started to head my way, plus it was nearing lunch time so headed back to the house for a bologna sandwich and to study some of the software that came with the camera.
We'll after my sandwich and about 30 minutes of refusing to read the manual...here's my latest creation!
This is the picture above with colors manipulated...I think it turned out cool! This may expose my artsy fartsy side...nah, no way. I don't think it exists. But I do think I'm going to have fun with my new camera.