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.
The afternoon was relatively dry. I drove to the park without knowing a specific photo I would like to make beforehand. It was getting too dark to go through the longer loop path so I took the shorter path around the cabin.
Between rain and wind, I took a chance to go to the park. At first, I thought I could go to a park a bit farther but because of time constraints, I ended up at Arrowhead Park. I walked around for a bit and then head to supper.
Some trees turned faster the others. That creates an interesting color gradation or combinations. With the windy nature of the region, these leaves will not stay for long. I can only enjoy them while it lasts.
The early fall, where the temperature is not too cold yet and the color of summer slowly turns to fall. The park surrounded by soccer fields, but there are several spots where I can find small groups of trees. I want to share the early stage of the fall season.
As the sun came down to the west, it left behind a streak of orange on the horizon. I drove west to a park and make a photo. The idea was to constrasting the artificial lights of the traffic with the natural lights from the sun.
I started driving to a different park and eventually came to the Falls Park. Instead of making another photo of the falls, I walked to the southwest side of the park, towards North Phillips Avenue. It was a cloudy day, so no majestic sunset.
I didn't know there's a dance studio downtown. I was on top of the parking ramp, looking for compositions and saw this view. I am not familiar with ballet or any type of dance, but I appreciate the people who involve in it.
The sidewalk was clear. The streets, on the other hand, were pretty packed with people. There were plenty of booths or tents to look at and plenty of food to choose from. It was the largest art festival I have been at so far.
We went to the Sidewalk Art Festival. It was my first time to the event. The event was an annual fundraiser for the Washington Pavilion. Washington Pavilion houses arts, entertainment, and science exhibits in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
I tried to go out to use the new lens more. I saw a composition that might work while driving from downtown the other day. I went for it, but it was lower than the bridge I was on. The view was not what I visualized previously and the bridge was not accessible on foot. So, I drove and walked around to find something else and came up with this.
This is another photo test with the new lens at the longest zoom and the widest aperture. I can read the callsign and the model of the plane. Can you spot them too? I am a big aviation fan and maybe can be a private pilot someday.
A new lens arrived so I had to test it out. I read quite a few reviews about it prior to the purchase and had been saving to replace an aging lens. Originally, I was going to a park but decided to just make photos around the house.