For my 30 Minutes in the Life this month I am going to share a trip to the Loxahatchee National Park which is 15 minutes from where I live. A quick, jump in the car and rush up in time to catch the sunset. We have had a lot of rain and so it has made it difficult to get any photo’s recently.
This particular night however, there was a heavy band of cloud when I got to the park which made for very dark images.
My first stop is always the pond. I love to see what images I can capture there.
The next stop is up at the edge of the Everglades overlooking the vast areas of marshy water. The Everglades is, I believe, the slowest moving river in South Florida. The area is subtropical and his home to many species of plants and animals. Of course, it is home to some pretty large alligators as well. Kayaking through there can be great and there can also be some breath holding moments. The thick band of cloud did not allow for much of a sunset but I got what I could.
The real treat however, is to watch the murmuration of the Boat Tailed Grackles. The incredible dance in the sky is such a fantastic display of coordination and movement by this large body of birds. They shape shift in the sky, making coordinated changes in direction.
Lastly, I always take my lensbaby along with me to play around with the shapes of the sun during the sunset. I love getting an abstract look to the sunset.
Thank you for joining me for this month’s 30 Minutes in Life. For the rest of the blog group, please take time to visit my friend and fellow blogger Stacey Markel Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle of photographers to see what the other photographers, from the US and around the world, have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.