An impressionistic stroll through the park
The nearby blackland prairie parkland acts as a magnet for my neighborhood weekend wanderings. I would probably go stir-crazy if not for the opportunity to lose myself along the forest paths, among the red cedars, oaks and elms.
Taking along the camera allows me to focus (literally!) on particular aspects of the landscape through which I ramble, and leads to endless opportunities for self expression – both in the process of composing the shot, and in the post-processing stage.
The capture above seemed to lend itself to a vintage b&w look, with suggestions of a Civil War battlefield, post-skirmish.
While I began the journey in typical nature documentary mode, the gray overcast soon altered my temperament and turned me into an impressionistic dabbler with a camera in hand instead of a paintbrush.
The results can be seen as follows. Who says cameras can record only what is really there?