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.

aglow

aglow

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.

blasted prairie

blasted prairie

The capture above seemed to lend itself to a vintage b&w look, with suggestions of a Civil War battlefield, post-skirmish.

leafing out

leafing out

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.

forest impression

forest impression

The results can be seen as follows. Who says cameras can record only what is really there?

posted

posted

no turning back

no turning back

woodland vision

woodland vision

forest flight

forest flight

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