The thin air above 10,000 feet makes it harder to breath for humans, it seems to me that the high altitude is also tough on vegetation. This old cypress tree looked quite crippled to me.
Enjoy the exercise and keep on photographing!
It is always amazing to me how much I overlook. If you take a walk and look along the path you find subjects that you normally miss. There is the beautiful coast, the ocean, the cliffs etc., but what about the little things the little wildflowers that people step on, the twig, the small stones, the dead pine needles etc. Do photographic exercises helps you to discover, to see in a new way, to stay sharp. So go out and pick another path and photograph some more this week-end. Be passionate about you images and be the best you can be regardless of the camera you own, your age, your handicaps, your excuses etc. Just go out and photograph!
When was the last time that you took a hike either in the great outdoors or through a city. if not, please start walking and take your camera with you. I challenge you to take a hike and produce five image. All five images should have the path in the frame! If you want to stretch yourself take just one lens.
I did a hike at Point Lobos, South of Carmel, CA at the beautiful California coast. Have fun, get out and get photographing!
After photographing Morning glories for a while I discovered that I like the images with a shallow depths of field a lot better than the one with large f stops. In this image I used a 180m macro lens with f4.5. My eyes automatically wander to the sharp edge of the blossom. I also like the color contrast between the white blossom and the red blurred background.
Enjoy and keep on photographing!