As I mentioned a few months back, my family and I recently pulled up stakes and moved to a new-to-us house in a new-to-us state. It was quite an adventure to sell one house, buy another, and do an interstate move in the middle of a pandemic, but we are happily on the other side of all that!
I’ve been looking forward to the opportunity to explore our new area, and there’s lots to explore! But it got me thinking: What better place to start than my own backyard? And the same can go for you.
I mean, how many people really explore right around their own home? We got lucky and found a beautiful home in a gorgeous, woodsy neighborhood. Right outside our back fence is a walking trail that leads over a creek and into a wooded tract. But I’d bet that even if you can’t say the same, somewhere within a few minutes’ walk or drive you can find a spot worth exploring. Or maybe right in your own backyard! Sticking close to home can be an outstanding way to hone your photographic skills, and to develop your artistic eye.
This past weekend I grabbed my camera and a few lenses, and headed into the woods out my back door to see what I could find. Anywhere can make for interesting photos, if you approach it with a sense of wonder and an eye for detail. Let’s take a look!
Step right outside and explore–just don’t forget your camera, your photographer’s eye, and your sense of wonder. It’s a wide, wonderful Wanderland, after all!