Lake Johnson Autumn Stroll

November 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

While we haven't seen "chamber of Commerce" weather lately, I still decided to go out to one of my favorite locales in Raleigh--Lake Johnson. The skies started out partly cloudy, but within a half hour of getting to the lake, it clouded up. The colors of the trees weren't too spectacular, like they were back in 2008 when I captured this image, and the lake level is about a foot below where it was back then too. Also, the tree on the right that's hanging over the lake may actually have fallen into the lake.

 

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Still, there were some isolated tress and sections that contained some color.

 

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My favorite location of the day was a section of the hiking trail around the lake. The photo I made on the day I went out was not acceptable (photographer error--needed to be using my tripod), so I went back a couple of days later, even though it was drizzling at the time. I was able to get a few compositions made, but then to my surprise, a tractor came motoring along the trail, blowing the pinestraw and leaves off the path. I understand that was probably the thing to do for the safety of hikers/walkers/runners, but I preferred the curving trail through the woods with the straw and leaves on the ground. It just didn't look "natural" with a clean path!

 

The photo below is my favorite of the two days. Who knows, it may even be calendar-worthy. Which reminds me, I need to finalize my selection of photos for the calendar soon.

 

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