Yesterday was the perfect day to take a hike in the woods and get away from the hustle and bustle that Daytona Bike Week is famous for. Gorgeous temperatures in the 60’s made it really comfortable for the six mile hike. It was also the first day of daylight savings time which always takes some getting used to.
It’s a lot easier to hike without backpacks full of camera gear but even sticking to the path can be difficult. Lots of tree roots to trip you up and then there’s the soft sand where the hogs have been rooting around. These can really impede your progress. Speaking of hogs, the mama’s have had their litters and we were lucky enough to come across a couple of good sized litters. One had at least five little oinkers and the other we caught a glimpse of the last two. Wild hogs can be dangerous and even more so when they’re protecting their babies. Unfortunately, the little digital decided to run out of batteries so we didn’t get any snapshots of them.
The following was taken along the path of three oak trees. I called them the triplets. They appear to be about the same age and size and the path winds through them.
The darker line along the base of each tree is the flood line. During the wet season it is not uncommon for this entire area to be under water.
Another image taken using the Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 80 mm Mamiya 1:2.8 Sekor Lens, Ilford HP5 @ 200 developed in D76 @ 1:1. Printed on Arista EDU Ultra VCFB in Moersch ECO 4812 . Scanned from the silver gelatin print.
This silver gelatin print also received the split toning treatment that we are using. Technical details and timings can be found on my Flickr site:-
If you get the chance, get out and enjoy nature. Have a happy day.