We have two parks in our township, the Ceres Nature Preserve and Chestnut Branch Park. I’ve published quite a few photos from my visits to Ceres. I’ve been to many of my granddaughters soccer games held on the fields in the front of Chestnut Branch Park, but this is the first time I explored the back of Chestnut Branch Park.
I slipped away from the soccer games on Saturday to explore and take a few photos. This is the 9/11 memorial. It’s in a sheltered grove of trees behind the athletic fields. This monument is a piece of a “…twisted I-beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center is a reminder of the tragedies that unfolded September 11, 2001” (quoted from the plaque at the memorial). I knew it was in the park but hadn’t seen it before.
There’s a 9/11 trail through the woods behind the memorial. Here’s a directional sign where the trail branches. It’s a large, meandering loop that winds through the forest and is quite nice. I took this photo on Wednesday, the day I discovered this hidden treasure.
I walked the entire trail on Saturday. I spotted the fungi on the old log and stopped to get a close up. I didn’t have my macro equipment with me but my 35mm lens can focus nice and close.
Here’s another close up. This one was an experiment to see what I could do handheld with my 35mm lens.
The second photo in this series was taken with my 28mm screw mount lens under very different (flat) lighting conditions. Saturday’s shots were all taken on a bright sunny day around 1:00 PM in the afternoon when the lighting was very high contrast.
Be sure to visit Lisa’s Chaos for more Macro Monday photos. Thank you Lisa. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to share.