Well, I finally got back out to the woods to photograph and what a relief and pleasure it was. I drove the car over and parked on the road to save myself a lot of walking. My legs are not ready for the full trip by any means.
I mostly photographed the road and the light was gorgeous. I’m sure I got shots that I can use for the portfolio there. I shot when I arrived and the sun was lighting the trees from the left at a low angle. I think these will be beautiful. I then walked all the way down into the woods and took a few quick shots down there. The setting sun doesn’t light this area advantageously, but I took a few shots anyway, just for a record.
Things have changed so much in the woods I can’t believe it. The paths are covered in grass almost six inches high. The bushes are touched with green everywhere and a few small trees are blooming, making a beautiful accent to the softening woods.
I’ve not photographed in the woods in the evening since I started. It’s a quiet and peaceful time of day. I guess much like morning, but with a different feeling, as it’s getting darker and quieter as you go rather than lighter and more awake.
I really want to spend a serious amount of time up there to make up for all I’ve missed. The whole place looks and feels different. There are scenes that I could shoot now that weren’t of any interest before. I’m also sure there are a million details I can shoot.
I have to be really careful that I don’t overdo things. I probably already did. My left leg is really weak. It’s not really painful any more, but the nerve must still be pinched enough that I don’t have full use of the muscles. Walking downhill is not easy, as it requires the quads to prevent you going down. The quads in my left leg are really weak.
I would love to go really early tomorrow and catch the sunrise down in the woods. It’s probably not a great idea, but I so want to catch up on my images. Things will keep for a few more days to be sure, but I can’t help myself. If I feel okay in the morning, I’ll go.