We were very fortunate. No extreme heat, no storm. A very good day for photography in the midst of our tumultuous summer. A baker’s dozen participants had signed up for a tour and photo workshop—and it didn’t take long for me to discover they were raring to go!
This session was a reprise of a similar one last summer, but the group was so eager to shoot everything in sight that we only got half as far into the park this year! I shared with them some basic principles of photography—choosing a subject mindfully, varying your point of view, watching for changes in lighting as you face into or away from the sun, and including “the human element”—and pretty much stood back and gave them free rein.
Here is a selection of images, some my own and others submitted to me by the participants as noted.
I’d like to thank my two co-leaders: Jeff Veglahn, Urban Ecology Center Land Steward, and Angela Vickio, Trail Manager of the Hank Aaron State Trail, which runs through Three Bridges Park. The event was sponsored by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, which organizes field trips throughout Wisconsin.
Eddee Daniel is a board member of Preserve Our Parks and Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail (FOHAST). Unattributed photos are by Eddee. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, the Urban Ecology Center and FOHAST are all partner organizations of A Wealth of Nature.