Bunker Hill Road Hiking

After a sleepless night I decided a sunrise hike was in order. But not just any ordinary hike, a photography hike! So I loaded up all my gear, both photography and vlogging, and headed for Bunker Hill Road in Hereford, MD. I have put on a few pounds lately and, I figured even if did not get any pictures, carrying around the 29 pounds of equipment (no joke, I weighed it when I got home) ought to be good for me. But I had a location in mind from hiking this trail other mornings. The rising sun shines through the woods in a most glorious manner and lights up all the trees and underbrush.

Sun Flare
Sun Flare

I will admit, this picture did not come out as I planned. In my mind there was no lens flare and the sun was smaller and less demanding of visual attention. I like what I got enough to share it, but it probably will not end up on my portfolio site.  However, I did get to break out my Nikon 70-200mm lens so that was fun… Part of the problem was a thin band of clouds that blocked the first rays of the sun. By the time the sun came out of the clouds  it was harsher light then I was hoping for. But all this means is I have to go and do it again another morning…

Gunpowder Tributary
Gunpowder Tributary

This image, “Gunpowder Tributary”, I like a lot more. Anytime I get to put my tripod into water I know its going to be a good day. If you want to see my vlog documenting the taking of these two images click here! I love the pops of color from the fallen leaves, I think they really make the image. The bands of rock in the lower right hand corner act as a nice anchor point to keep the interest of the eye. And a nice sweeping “S” curve in the stream to guide the eye deeper into the image. So was it worth lugging 29 pounds of gear 3.25 miles? I certainly think so… 

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