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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

Fishing for Beauty

October 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

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This afternoon I got out for a leisurely walk along the South Boulder Creek Trail. While no one else was walking the trail, plenty of people ran past me or raced by on their bicycles.

The afternoon was warm, and I was in a better mood that the past few cold days when I shut myself into my apartment. I loved the peaceful feeling of being out in nature.

As I set up my camera on a tripod and sat down to compose my pictures, I reflected that the careful photography that I have moved into is more like fishing that the other outdoor activities I see. Both photographers and fishermen take their time to soak in the environment. I certainly did today.

Using only my new 300 mm telephoto lens on my Gitzo tripod, I took 50 pictures of the three scenes below and picked the sharpest images.

Close Up of a Prairie Dog

Close Up of a Prairie Dog

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The Berries of Fall

The Berries of Fall

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Seeding Plant Along South Boulder Creek

Seeding Plant Along South Boulder Creek

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 walkinwood // Nov 16, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Your second photograph is not a berry, but a rose hip. They are very nutritious.

    Great blog. & thanks for your chana daal recipes on your other blog.

  • 2 David Mendosa // Nov 16, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for both comments! I had no idea that they are rose hips!

    Best regards,


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