Find a New Trail

by | Apr 9, 2012 | Perspective | 0 comments

If the trail’s the only thing around to take pictures of, than go find a new trail!

This expression popped into my head as I knelt down in the dust to take the following picture. I had climbed to the top of a low mountain ridge in Crystal Cove State Park near Laguna Beach, CA, in hopes of finding some picture-worthy desert wilderness vistas. But though the sun had finally pierced through the heavy blanket of clouds, there still wasn’t much else to take pictures of besides cactus plants and dusty trails.

8510_Canon EOS 40D, 70 mm, 1-320 sec at f - 9.0, ISO 200

So down off the mountain I went. Another section of the park, the section for which the park is named after, was along the Pacific coast. And what a refreshment it was to be there! No need to take pictures of “trails” here, and the cold water felt nice on my bare feet after the 3 mile hike earlier in the afternoon. From waves and rocks to sandpipers and pelicans, this was the spot to be for that part of the world at this time of the year for a photographer.

8632_Canon EOS 40D, 17 mm, 1-320 sec at f - 9.0, ISO 200

Are you just taking pictures of “trails”? Or are there places unique to your area that haven’t been explored yet?

For more pictures of my excursion at Crystal Cove, visit this album.

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