First off, I hope everyone is doing well. It’s been almost a month since my last post and I’m glad to be back at it. Things are starting to open back up here in New Hampshire, and I’ve been allowing myself to venture out a bit more.
Still, I choose when and where I go very carefully. I prefer to avoid crowds under ideal circumstances, I was social distancing before it was cool. But now even more so, if I’m going to head out with my camera I put even more effort into avoiding people.
The beauty of some of what I prefer to photograph is that it’s easy to avoid crowds. Most of the time I don’t even need a trail to hike in order to find what I’m looking for. A bright splash of green along a road-side stream, with a spot big enough to pull my car into is often all I need.
One of my favorite subjects to photograph in the spring is the false hellebore(Veratrum viride). When these plants are fully mature they’re really not anything special, kind of ugly actually, but when they’re still relatively new their vibrant green and beautifully patterned leaves are well worth the muddy shoes, and knees, I get while trying to get just the right composition.
Until the next time, stay well, stay creative.