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    Default Parkscapes

    I'll use this thread to post photos of local parks that I visit while looking for birds to photograph.

    Yost Park, Edmonds, WA.
    http://www.edmondswa.gov/government/...yost-park.html

    I need to take more photos before the trees leaf out and obscure the views from the top of the ravine. Here are photos of moss-covered trees which I took Friday ( 3/8) afternoon during an unsuccessful search for the resident barred owl pair. Parts of the park see very little sunlight, which allows the moss and ferns to grow on the trees.
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    Note: Autumn is my favorite season and Autumn Leaves is my favorite song. I recommend you listen to my favorite version of Autumn Leaves while you viewing these photos to get into the full autumn mood.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u37RF5xKNq8


    A windstorm Saturday morning (11/2) brought down many dead leaves and fir needles in Yost Park, hiding the pavement of the road to the parking areas.
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    It also gave the park a very autumnesque ambiance.
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    My son Daren standing at the site of the old water bottling plant, which was owned by the Yost family. The plant furnished water to the young city of Edmonds. If you are going to nail down a monopoly, a city's supply of drinking water is a good one to acquire.
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    Deep in the environs of the park's resident barred owl pair. No owl sightings today, but a lady I talked to later in the parking lot said she had heard one on the north side of the ravine.
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    Some more shots of Yost Park from Saturday. I find the color contrast of PNW rainforest green and autumn orange/red/yellow quite interesting.
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    Even my twenty year old pickup has an autumn look about it.
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    All of Saturday's Yost Park photos were taken with my 7D + 2.8/17-35L wide angle zoom lens. I don't know why, but I had to shoot all of them using -1 exposure compensation. Shooting straight on resulted in over-exposure of the fallen leaves.
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    An autumn Saturday (11/16) at the Edmonds marsh. The shot was taken with my 5D Mk III/100-400L zoom + 1.4x teleconverter. Not the best combo for a landscape shot, but I was armed for bird hunting and did not want to go back to the pickup to retrieve my 7D/17-35L zoom.

    The shot was taken at the #1 viewing platform looking SE across the marsh towards the fish hatchery. The tall poofy-top tree in the center of the photo is the raptor tree on the fish hatchery grounds. I take similar photos from this same location several times a year to document the changing seasons at the marsh.
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    Info on the marsh can be found here:
    http://www.ci.edmonds.wa.us/governme...nds-marsh.html
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    A test shot of Yost Park taken during our Monday (1/6/14) owl hunt. The park changes quite dramatically after the leaves have fallen from the deciduous trees and bushes in the ravine.
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    More info on Yost Park, including a map of the trails, can be found here.
    http://www.edmondswa.gov/government/...yost-park.html
    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 01-07-2014 at 01:41 AM.
    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    Edmonds marsh, 2-24-14.
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    Statues at Olympic Beach, 2-28-2014

    The bird droppings are real.
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    Thanks for sharing a glimpse of this lovely park. I love the sculpture.
    "Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment." - Ansel Adams

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    I taking photos of the marsh from the same location (usually viewing platform #2) to document the changing of the seasons or a change in the weather.

    3/4/14: Low clouds imparted a mysterious ambience to the marsh.
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    Recent rains filled the marsh to its highest level this winter. Taken on 3/6.

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