PHOTOWALK – HERMANN PARK

I have read about many opportunities in other cities to go on a
Photowalk, where photographers of all skill levels get together and walk and take pictures in various scenic areas of their cities. Photographers can share ideas, tips, techniques and get outside and enjoy the fresh air.

That I know of, Houston has yet to have an organized Photowalk, so a few Saturdays ago, my friend Mish and I went to Hermann Park here in Houston to walk around and take photos (and get my first sunburn patch of the year).

Mish has a Nikon that she shoots with and I have a Canon T1i.  We started at the botanical gardens by the zoo and were quite pleased, despite our cold winter, to find some flowers had bloomed.

The good part of having a nice telephoto lens is not getting near these little guys (I’m allergic)

 There were so many interesting colors.
These flowers reminded me of butterflies.

(Mish and her Nikon!)

Hermann Park has changed in the last few years. They have made a beautiful reflecting pool, and the Japanese garden is very peaceful to walk through. We spent about two hours taking photos of fountains, kids, ducks, turtles, puppies, and families enjoying the cool, sunny day.

I am particularly fascinated with water.  Always have been, so I tend to take many shots like these:

All in all, it was a great morning and I had a lot of fun talking with Mish while we shot photos.  I hope to do it again soon!

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