Monday, October 10, 2011

Tommy Thompson Park - October 2011

Although Tommy Thompson Park is only about a mile from where I live, I don't visit it often enough.  The last time I went there to take pictures was back in June.  Today we invited Sally, who is a budding photographer, to join me and Dillon.

Sally -- 1D III & EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS. Click for larger.

We made it there before sun rise, and it was always great to see it, but unfortunately there wasn't any clouds today, which made it a bit less spectacular than otherwise.  But, it was Sally's first time seeing a sun rise and I am sure it was a nice experience for her.  I noticed there were lots of snails.  On the road, on the grass and small trees.  Never seen so many of them before.  Possibly because we were there very early and they were still migrating themselves from one side of the road to the other.

Snail in the morning sun -- 1D III & EF 180mm f3.5L Macro. Click for larger.

The part is transforming itself nicely.  A few areas were newly created.  Lots of birds, but not as much as early spring/summer.  As usually, many cyclists and runners were already there before 7am.  It's a great place to bike, walk, run, and of course, take pictures.

The Bridge -- 1D III & EF 16-35mm f2.8L II. Click for larger.

Fall Leaves -- 1D III & EF 180mm f3.5 Macro. Click for larger.

We had a great time.  Can't wait to go back a bit later in the fall for some more colourful shots.

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