Sunday’s are my Friday’s, if you get my meaning. I usually have a much reduced energy level after five days of work. I also needed to make a trip to the grocery store to replenish supplies. So, in thinking about where I would go for my photo of the day, I chose to stop at the Wild Gardens of Acadia on my way back home from Bar Harbor. My thought was to get some close-up shots of some fall wildflowers. Again, I was without my tripod – these shots needed to be fast and efficient since I had cold food in the car needing to get refrigerated.
It is getting dark earlier and the light was low. I knew I would be shooting without a tripod, so I set my ISO at 400 and still had “slower than I wanted” shutter speeds, but doable. In the end, the photo I liked best was not a wildflower! The white, papery bark of this birch tree trunk enhanced by the bright green ground cover of the New York Fern beneath it caught my eye. I just love the contrast and the light it emits in this shady spot.