Marina Jurasek, Bob Sebastian, Dale Kavula and Diane Frankenfield visited Corn Creek within the Desert National Wildlife Refuge for the September Photo Walk. For the group photo at the Visitor Center, we welcomed one of our newest members, Bob Sebastian, on his first photo walk by raising our number one fingers in the air. It was the First Day of Fall, but the temperatures were very summer-like. We enjoyed strolling on the paths surrounding Corn Creek. The flowing water and bubbling creek was relaxing to watch and enjoy. We appreciated the shade provided by the mature trees, and were able to photograph different orchard trees planted by the pioneers. The pomegranate trees were bearing fruit and fortunately for us, the birds had not eaten them yet. Fall colors were beginning to appear on some of the trees and bushes. A few lizards skittered by, and there were raptors soaring overhead.
We had the opportunity to take photos of several different subjects, including live trees, dead trees, flowing water, cattails and other reeds, seed pods, native grasses, buildings from pioneer days and even blooming wildflowers – sacred datura and goldenrod. This variety of subjects to photograph provided us with opportunities to concentrate on composition, color balance, focusing, depth of field choices, experimenting with different shutter speeds, and so on.
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We hope you can join us for our October Photo Walk. Dale Kavula will be coordinating this trip to Opportunity Village’s Halloween event on Saturday, October 13, 2018.