Sitting at the picnic table on our campsite here at Three Rivers State Park I was looking down at the lake and noticed this little tree standing all alone at the bank of the lake. There were some benches and tables down there at the shore so I decided to take a walk down and see if I could get the right composition to use this tree for the “Single Tree” theme. I had taken a couple of shots when the egret arrived and I decided to include it in the background.
This time of year dusk and sunset come early and even more-so when you are camped right on the change in time zones. Three Rivers State Park is probably no more than 5 miles into the Central Time Zone. The best time to find wildlife activity is at dawn (not for me, too early) and at dusk (4 – 4:30 PM) There are plenty of photo ops at this park for wildlife photography. One of the Rangers told me there are 3 different herds of deer, two of them containing about 75 head each and a smaller herd of about 20 to 25 deer. Slowly cruising the park road with your camera at the ready will produce many photo ops, however, you must be careful with your camera settings to ensure that your images are not “Out of Focus”.
Don’t forget that clicking on the picture will enlarge the image for better appreciation of details.
Here we are communing with “Nature”. Earlier this year we decided to do a “Road Trip” during Thanksgiving, so we made reservations at one of Florida’s beautiful state parks. Road trip #5 has brought us to Three Rivers State Park in Sneads, northwest of Tallahassee. We are camped on Lake Seminole, an Army Corps of Engineers water management project built in 1947. The Jim Woodruff Dam was built at the confluence of the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers creating the lake. Below the dam, the waters become the Apalachicola River and flow to the Gulf of Mexico. Hence the name of the state park.