Monday, September 23, 2013

Rainy Fall Morning

I've been itching to get out and shoot with my camera for weeks, but learning my new job has been all encompassing.  I've been using my days off to run errands rather than spend some one on one time with my camera.  

Today I decided I was going to ignore my "to-do" list and go exploring camera in hand.  Wouldn't you know, I woke up to the pitter patter of rain drops on my window.  Apparently Fall in Northern Florida means it is just going to rain... all the time... 

I brought my camera with me while dropping off the boys at school in case it let up.  It eased to a light drizzle so I decided I would go explore a trail I've been wanting to check out.  I didn't go very far, but was out there about an hour just poking around in nature...  I've missed it so much <3

After watching a few wild bunnies scamper across the trail, I found these little bean pods.  I'm not sure exactly what they are, but the bright green against the contrast of the gray sky was too much to pass up.

ISO 250 ~ 60mm ~ f/2.8 ~ 1/640 sec
© Corrie M Avila

ISO 500 ~ 60mm ~ f/2.8 ~ 1/160 sec
© Corrie M Avila

I had my DSLR, but I also took my film camera with me.  I actually shot more with film than I did digitally, which surprised me.  I've got about 9 exposures left on that roll, so I have to wait to see how they came out (torturous!!)

Shooting in Film
(Isn't the camera strap CUTE?!?  I just ordered it from ETSY and am in Love <3  The shop owner was fabulous and helped me design a custom strap.  She is also a fellow military spouse.  Check out her store HERE.)

I am amazed at the wildlife here.  They are almost oblivious to the goings and comings around them and just continue on in their own little world.  I didn't run into any alligators though and for that I am grateful!

ISO 500 ~ 300mm ~ f/5.6 ~ 1/800 sec
© Corrie M Avila

ISO 500 ~ 300mm ~ f/5.6 ~ 1/80 sec
© Corrie M Avila

ISO 640 ~ 140mm ~ f/4.5 ~ 1/320 sec
© Corrie M Avila

Capturing the Moment,

Corrie <3


  1. Could tell me what is your job ? I want to go many country in the world, but my work so busy, then I can't go, so sad

    1. I am a counselor/social worker. It is so hard because you need the job to pay for the travels, but once you have the job, you don't have the time for the travels. It truly is a continual circle... I am hoping to plan a trip soon... my camera (and passport) have been calling my name. Good luck and I hope you get to travel soon <3