Today’s post continues with our recent camping trip to Watson Lake just outside of Prescott Arizona. This trip had been on the agenda for some time since last fall as I had stumbled upon some pictures on Flickr and was shocked that this was in our AZ backyard.
Saturday morning I made sure I was up before sunrise. I wanted to be down at the lake well before the bright thing in the sky made its appearance. After setting my camera up I had some time to sit in the early hours of dawn and just relax. It was such a welcomed change to my everyday life which runs at light-speed. I grabbed a seat on a rock and just stared out into the lake. No real thoughts or concerns. Just taking it in one breath at a time. Serenity. Clarity. A zen moment. Pick a name, I was in it.
As Mr. Sun peaked above the horizon I got up and started grabbing brackets (ahh heaven). Unfortunately there were no clouds that morning so I had to settle with what I was given. No complaints. Being in the outdoors with camera in hand is always a good time.
For the image above, I was finally able to try out my new 10 stop filter. It was great having it due to the breeze blowing across the lake made for choppy water. One lesson I learned very quickly is working with a 10 stop filter, you don’t get in hurry. Take your time and be methodical.