I was chasing the sunset and took a chance at a parking structure I had never been before. I used the opportunity to make photos of the early evening traffic while taking the advantage of the twilight.
This is another scene from the Christmas lights at the park. It was not that late, but it was too dark to make more photos. It was past the blue hour or twilight. I made one last photo before calling it the night. I was cold and hungry; time to go home and eat supper.
I went out and hunted for photos. The struggle was either go to a location I am already familiar with and produced similar photos than the ones I have done or picked a new location and might end up with no photos. I do like to explore, but I also like to make good photos. Time, in terms of light availability, was also a limiting factor. It is part of the adventure in making photos.
I didn't expect to see them on this early. I drove to the park to make some more photos. The twilight didn't last long this time of year. I could only make a few photos before it got too dark. Tomorrow might bring something different.
The cafe is closed for the season, but they still host private events by appointment. It was a cold evening, considering it was relatively warm throughout the day. I blamed the wind. It robbed our warmth away. There were only a few people at the park. I still enjoyed the view and I hope you do too.
It would take about 10 minutes longer for me to get home if I went home right at 5 o'clock. I usually stayed at work longer on purpose so I don't have to spend more time in traffic. The proximity to the mall doesn't help either.
I keep looking for different photos of places I visited previously. Falls Park is one of those places. The falls is probably the most common subject of the park, so I tried to stay away from that. The colors of the evening were just so great to make some photos.
It was a warm fall day. It was nice enough to be comfortable outside without had to bundle up. I did my walk after work, went to the park while the sun was setting. There was no specific photo I wanted to make, but I knew it had to capture the color of the sky. It was a nice evening indeed.
It is located in Sertoma Park. Besides butterflies, it has various species of marine life, such as fishes, corals, sharks, and stingrays. It opens year round, except Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
I was walking around the bridge for some photo possibilities. I had made similar composition but didn't publish the photo because I didn't use a tripod. The camera shakes made a less sharp photo, which doesn't work for this composition.
This is a different version of the long exposure photo from around week ago. Different composition and slightly longer exposure. While making this particular photo, there were herds of deer crossed the busy street. A few vehicles had to stop and wait as the wild deer herd safely got to the other side.
It was warmer than the day prior, but it was still cold. The cold and the wind didn't deter the kids trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. I hope they had a good time and don't eat too much candy.
It's a Boeing 747-400. It was cruising at 35,000 feet and heading to Atlanta from Anchorage. In the past, I would not able to find out about flight information of a plane I saw flying over. The Internet has changed all of that.
I came back to the same park and took the path but walked the opposite direction. There was quite a few mallard in the park. My guess, it was still warm enough to migrate to the south. The park was filled with people, especially the butterfly house. It was a nice morning to be out until it started to rain.
This area is a river overflow area. It gets the water from the surface water and from the river when it is flooded. The flow goes back to the river when river water level goes lower. You can encounter some wildlife throughout the park, such as waterfowl, beaver, and turtles.
I made a photo of this particular before but from the other side of the river. I approached the bridge from the other side through a different park. It was a decent weather for a walk. It started to rain by the end of the trail, just in time to drive back home and stayed relatively dry.
I think it's the least intimidating looking sports car design. It is simple but still can go really fast quickly. The interior is not too stripped down either. So, it can be a daily driver car, a very expensive daily driver.
This is the west side part of the main bike trail loop. I walked around the Sertoma Park loop, looking for compositions. The foliage colors were marvelous. It's not the greatest compared to the colorful fall colors of other areas in the States, but it was still a beautiful scene.
It was the end of another long work week. I almost didn't have the opportunity to make a photo because I was running out of daylight by the time I could step away and finally make one. Being tired is definitely preventing me to be creative or productive.
I got more list of things to worked than the time to work on them. The view from the window was beautiful though. Spare time is a luxury these days. I am working on an adventure, hopefully, I can have one before the year ends.
This is still from the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. It has a waterfall in the backyard. There are also plenty of places to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery. "How much does it cost to get in?" you might ask. The answer is nothing. It is free to visit.
I walked around the arboretum, including the parking lot. As the day got darker and the day was almost over, I slowly walked back to the car and drove home. I had precious family photos that I had to safely import to the computer. There was another work week to get ready to.
I went to the arboretum to do a family photo shoot. I stayed for a bit after to make some photos for myself. It was a sunny day and there were quite a few groups of people that have the same idea to make family photos at the location.