Spring in the Cemetery

This local cemetery was a patchwork of low growing flowers recently and I had to basically lay on the ground to get this shot. There were a ton of obnoxious power lines in the shot that I felt had to go,and removing them is one tedious exercise but I am glad I made the effort.

Church in Spring

A pair of lovely pink trees provides the¬†perfect complement for this beautiful old rural church. For some reason I thought I could improve on this shot by going back in the rain. Problem was it was pouring,blowing 20 mph winds and even with a huge golf umbrella,it was impossible to keep the lens dry.I had the umbrella bungeed to my tripod with a steel post attached to it,and I turned away for a moment only to see my umbrella take flight.Thank goodness my tripod and camera stayed upright. I was mumbling to myself how ridiculous this was to attempt,and it was an experience I won’t soon forget.