As someone who enjoys nature photography, I get a wee bit discouraged during the winter season. I love capturing images of insects, reptiles, flowers, and a multitude of other subjects that hunker down and stay out of sight until Spring rolls around. I decided to venture down to the park today and see what I could find.
I remembered a photo I took at this location a few years back, and I can't believe how much change has occurred due to drought. So sad. We used to visit this part of the lake regularly to feed ducks and geese-which have since migrated to another part of the lake that's in a residential area.
There was no shortage of litter strewn about the park today, and I picked up quite a bit including a Walgreen's bag, 2 empty cans of Monster, some broken glass, and plastic soda rings (not sure what they're called).
All in all, I feel like I captured the atmosphere of the park pretty well: Cold, Dead, and Desolate.
I did manage to capture a photo of a gull flying low over the mud, and I've kind of fallen in love with it. I love photos that capture the beauty of life in a seemingly dead atmosphere.