Photo Monday – Golden Hour

Sometimes, I just don’t want to go out. I’ve got no clue what I’m interested in photographing and no energy to prep. Those days, if the weather’s cooperative, I usually manage to give myself a kick in the butt and go to Prospect Park. I just grab my camera and deal with whatever lens was already on it. ¬†Saturday was a day like that. I managed to make it to the park 2 hours before sunset, which gave me time to move around and get that lovely low sunlight.

I had the wide angle zoom on. Not ideal for wildlife pictures. I like the 100mm lens for that. But whatever. The geese weren’t there. I tried the dog beach, the boat house, and the lake. No geese. I did see ducks though.


Those green-blue shades really pop out in Winter. Everything turns so brown here. No snow to reflect light most of the time (it melts fast) and there are fewer coniferous trees. So not a whole lot of green to break up the brown. There are some lovely textures to be seen that I don’t notice when colors are brighter.


Still, I get all excited whenever I see color. Like these gorgeous striped mushrooms.


There are a few plants that look amazing in the setting Sun. The light shines through them and they look like they’re glowing. Only you only see it if you’re right in there in the light and everything gets blown out. But it’s so pretty!




I was a slow walker that day. I’m usually as fast as anyone in the city (and this city is fast) but some days, it’s like my legs will just not move. It took me twice as long as it should to get home. But I went out and that’s a win, right?


Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – Golden Hour
  1. Charity says:

    I’ve never seen such pretty mushrooms before!


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