I have been spending a lot of time on the ground with my camera lately. I have always enjoyed taking photos of plants, rocks, shells and surfaces on the ground, but now I’M on the ground. I have particularly enjoyed taking photos from the ground in the woods, especially with the fall colors. Recently I spent about an hour on the floor of the woods~the only sound was my shutter clicking. I was enjoying the peace and quiet.
I felt a bump on my boot and turned to look around. There, about 4 feet away from me was a gray squirrel. He was eyeing me with surprise and curiosity. He appeared to be thinking: What are YOU doing here? We both were very quiet for a moment, staring at each other, and then he scampered up a tree and was gone.
My favorite day this year in the woods started out cloudy, but then the sun came out ever so slightly. I grabbed my gear and went to the woods. It was perfect. The sun was pale, but bright enough to cast shards of diffused light in areas of the woods. I was lucky enough to capture some interesting photos that day of the trees and leaves alight with golden touches.