Wekiva Springs State Park in Florida

Gathering research photos

I like to take the iphone and the Nikon DSLR when I go on walks, especially in a place as lovely as Wekiva Springs State Park. It was a good morning for gathering some landscape inspiration. It is best to paint on location, but if time is limited, I always try to collect photos for my reference file collection–I often use them as ideas for larger paintings.

Nikkor zoom 70-300 mm

I don’t use this lens that often, but it was fun playing with the camera settings today. Of course I was melting in this Florida heat, waiting for hummingbirds that did not visit. Maybe next time!

 

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A walk through the neighborhood

Florida Living… feeling spoiled by the beauty today.

 

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Lake view haiku

just before the sun

leaves behind its golden ray

sweet gems by the lake

 

 

original photography ©Kathleen Pequignot

Nikon D3200 50mm