I had the opportunity last week to go photograph with Mike Moats, a professional photographer who uses Tamron lenses. We both gravitate towards close-up photography and got some amazing shots walking around a brown, plant-less arboretum in Minnesota. Here in Minnesota we have not seen a lot of snow yet. I was inspired by the transition into winter. A brown normally uninteresting landscape becomes a focus of what once was. The remnants of fall colors and full ponds now covered with ice; the last leaf hanging on the branch. This first photo (where I got this theme) is a wood covered bridge. You'll notice the shade still has snow, but the sun in some areas melted it away. Then we focused on the pond. Mike showed me how he photographed the leaves frozen in the water; which ones to look for, how to see texture within the ice. Overall I started the day not expecting anything interesting to photograph. I left the day inspired and with a handful of amazing images.
As always – Keep your eyes open, and thank you for reading. Jillian
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