First steps on the Tour Begin Locally

Over the last few months, I have found a new appreciation for my surroundings. As I look through the lens the distant becomes close, the far becomes near, and the small becomes large.

I ventured into the Topsfield Rails to Trails project. The project is amazing. The old rail bed is converted to a recreation path which I walked down Nd ended up in the Wenham swamp and Canal. I used my camera to capture the walk, and learned to hone my skills with an SLR.

It was only the first step.

This weekend I went to Bradley Palmer where I walked through the trails. The focus of the walk was the natural beauty and wildlife. Two hours later and a hundred plus photos, I had 10 photos I was proud of.

A perfect two hours hiking, and revisiting nature and capturing the beauty…..

Now I cannot wait for 2011, and the adventures we’ll find.

On the docket, Montana, Utah, Colorado, and I80, we’ll figure out the rest as we drive.