Took a quick stroll with my husband + his cousin on the bike path in Slater Park. I brought my camera "just in case" but of course, I never put it down. I can't believe how fast fall came in went in Rhode Island. I wonder if other New Englander's feel the same way?
Our backyard trees turned + fell in the matter of a couple days. I woke up on the first day and grabbed my camera immediately. If there is one thing I learned this summer is you don't have to go far for a good photo.
I was tying to see how close I could get when all of sudden a blue jay landed right in front of me. The blue jay seems to always pop up wherever I am. If only I could get him in flight! Also, the squirrels love this tray. I let them stay because honestly, they are just trying to survive too.
Neither me or my husband had been to Lincoln Woods since we were kids. The All Trails App had it on my list of recommendations so we decided to go check it out. I am so glad we did. With the weird New England weather, the fall foliage came slowly this year. This was my first chance for some good autumn coloring.
Just a few days later I had some time to kill so I went back to first beach. It was cloudy so the lighting was completely different. I was playing around with video as well. I don't take a lot of videos but that may change. I really enjoyed setting up a tripod on the beach + just simply pressing record.
I'm not a bumper-sticker person but if I was mine would say "I stop for nature photos". Here's a small collection of random stops I've made to take a picture of a flower in Newport.
I love the beach in the summer, but for photography I love it even more during the spring + fall. There are very few people + more nature photos opportunities. There is one photo of the beach fence I took several photos of the same space. One photo had an unusually large darker orb which I like to believe is just a super tan friendly ghost.
I've been determined to capture a Blue Jay + Cardinal in flight. On this day I almost caught the blue jay in flight, instead I got his tail end. I did however watch another blue jay grab a worm out of the ground, fly up to the tree and eat it.
Later that day I was watching this cardinal from inside because it started to rain. The pictures of him eating are taken behind the window. After a while I decided to go outside and take my chances. I wasn't out long when I caught the cardinal fly out of a bush. One down, one to go. I also learned I love the way rain photographs.