Azalea Park, Part 2

In my last post I covered the beautiful azalea flowers. While I was visiting the park I discovered an unexpected bonus. Usually parks have their routes and as a tourist you are to stay on the path. This park actually encourages stepping off the beaten path and wandering through the bushes. I became one with the bees! Thankfully I didn’t get stung, but I may have danced like I was on fire when I walked through a giant spider web.

Being off the beaten path I felt like I was in a fairytale land. In my mind I kept envisioning my daughter running like a little princess in her secret garden and I think my photographers eye picked up on it because I found myself framing photos in a secret garden kind of way.

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These stairs, lord these stairs. I love them. I hate them. I love them because I think they’re beautiful. I hate them because they were straight up the side of the hill and it was embarrassing how out of breath I became after climbing them.

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I also found a section full of wooden bridges.

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My artsy fartsy came out.

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Then I came upon these guys. I believe they’re some type of flytrap plant. When touched they curl up.

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All in all the azalea park was a wonderful day. It was nice to get out and explore the island and I think I had a pretty good day learning with my camera some more. I had a ton, and I mean A TON, of photos out of focus and it was incredibly frustrating. Knowing that the kit lens I have doesn’t do what I need a lens to do for the photos I want to take is frustrating. I still got some good stuff though.

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