A little late getting this up, but been a bit active as of late with a baby shoot for my nephews first child and then another fun shoot with a couple friends... finally into my updating. So this was an amazing 6 hour hike through Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary... beautiful scenery and the most cooperative wildlife I've ever come across. Normally skittish little birds everywhere else I've gone were literally following me through the woods and let me get so close! Without a doubt, my best nature experience yet.
Finally... at long last I'm able to get out again. Massive road construction where I live hindered greatly my ability to get out in the morning for trips. Made for a very unproductive June and July, but at long last to cap off August, I fit a couple trips in... hopefully I'll have more active time heading into Fall.
So this first trip was to Weir Hill in North Andover (pronounced "wire" not "where") for a nice lil 5 mile hike all around the area. Nice scenic spot I discovered quite randomly.... really just felt great to get out again.
A new destination found! Even in a small state like Massachusetts, there seems to be a near endless supply of interesting places to discover. Of course also a matter of how much drive time I'm up for... especially when it comes to central and western MA... pure traffic hell. This one was a short 45 minute run in Central MA... a park full of abstract sculptures all around the grounds and a small museum with abstract paintings. Personally, the sculptures were more my thing, so I spent the majority of my day out shooting those.
This is actually a very delayed entry... went here in late April and completely forgot to load the shots onto the site. Shot my first wedding here, so always nice to come back for a relaxing stroll through the butterfly garden. Also wanted to test out a close up filter I recently acquired, so here we go!
One more Spring run of birding at my favorite little local hotspot. I have some new destinations in mind to shoot this season, but some don't open til after Memorial Day... some I prefer nicer weather, so filling time with a little birding locally. Not too much out this run, but caught a few nice shots in the mix.