You know that saying “can’t see the forest for the trees?”

It’s true.

Shooting the forest—or wooded areas in general—is rather difficult: there are all those trees in the way.

There are a few options: shoot overview-type shots, which can be rather uninspiring; capture single elements that transmit the idea of the forest (as in this one), which really doesn’t quite get there either; keep practicing that ‘winding path through the spooky/moody/pretty trees’ picture until you nail it; and there are likely many many more that I’m too sleepy to contemplate just now…

I had this trouble when I was here last year, too, and I have another couple of days to work on it.

In other news, I spent most of the day worrying about my battery charger situation—to recap: I left the battery charger back home, but have a fully charged battery and a mostly charged battery; A full battery will last me about 10 days of general usage, 5 or 6 days if one of those is a 400-shot photowalk; I will be here for two full days, and will likely need to shoot the Monday picture before I get access to the charger again; therefore, I likely have plenty of juice, especially since the iPhone 4 is perfectly suitable…

Good thing about worrying about a battery charger all day: I didn’t shoot much, and so I still have plenty of power…

D7000. Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5 Series 1 (Kiron) @210mm. ISO200, 1/60th, f/3.5. About 6 minutes of post work in Aperture.

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