Well I thought by now I would be showing you some shots of the new studio but as with everything else in life things seem to go slower than you hope for, but it is close I promise.
So today instead of working in the studio my wife and son decided it would be a great day to get out to Clifty Falls State Park for a much-needed hike, so I packed up the camera bag and headed out. Clifty Falls is one my favorite destinations for wildflowers here in Southern Indiana, personally I don’t think there is a better place in Indiana or Northern Kentucky to find such a wide array of wonderful spring flowers. Nearly all of my wildflower images have come from the park and I have found quite a nice comfort zone walking the trails and canyons each spring in search of these beautiful little subjects.
We haven’t really had a real warm spring so I wasn’t really too excited when we set out, but after a long hike down one the parks lovely trails I did manage to come across a few early varieties of wildflowers. I am always usually too late to get any nice shots of the Bloodroot flowers but this year because of this early hike I did come across a very nice patch of these beautiful little gems.
The wind as always made shooting them a very tricky proposition but the breaks between gusts weren’t very long and I was able to come up with a couple of nice comps. This shot I am posting was my favorite, I really liked how the bloom had pushed its way up thru these wonderful green leafs which made for a beautiful contrast. It was definitely worth the effort to get out and shoot again, but as always that first hike into the woods after the long winter was a little tough and I definitely am feeling my age right now !!
It looks like once we start getting some warmer temps and a little rain we should really see an explosion of color in our hillsides and gorges that grace this beautiful part of the state of Indiana. I just hope with all the things I have got going right now I will still find time to get out and enjoy it, thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!
Click on image for larger version, it is definitely worth it !!