Before I talk about camping, I want to give a shout-out to Gabe Aceves, an awesome local photographer. I “assisted” him at a Glen Echo Park wedding that was totally rad. All I did was load film and watch him work, but it’s good to see someone else’s perspective on a scene. I can’t wait to see the images!
As soon as I got home around 7:30, I quickly threw on some camping-appropriate (vs. wedding-appropriate) clothes and we rolled out to Greenbelt National Park. I lived in Berwyn Heights, right next to Greenbelt, for a few months when I first moved to DC and I had no idea this park was here. We saw deer and everything! Not that George stopped the car for me to take a photo…
I have a preponderance of Ben pictures because he seemed to be doing most of the heavy-lifting with the fire.
There was wood chopping and my husband did work on this for about 30 seconds. Note the on-camera flash on the left and the ambient on the left. I hate on-camera flash!
I discovered that I love photographing smoke. It’s so so cool how it moves during a 1/15 frame enough to look like a mystical cloud or some kind of aura. I think it’s really neat – like below how it seems to be reaching around Sai. Everyone looks really contemplative here. Except for Colin, who pretty much always looks like Colin.
Sitting around a fire is cool and all, but George and I are not the camping type. We’re the show up for a few hours, have some hot dogs and then go back to our clean/comfortable/well-stocked home and sleep type. Hecks yeah. It was a long day. I was really, really glad for my bed.