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Photo of the Week 147

Photo of the Week 147
Let us celebrate the warmth and sunshine which has descended upon us for the season, even if it's a little cold and rainy where you are.  It's Cramer Imaging's featured "Photo of the Week" to help you enjoy some of the outdoors for a couple minutes while you wait for the weekend to arrive.  This week, we've got some small details for you.

When we say small details, we do mean small details.  We've got a discarded green pine cone on a hiking trail to feature this week.  It may seem small, but it's got character and spirit.  It's also well composed for being so small.

We were out on a hike.  It was humid and also late in the day.  We were on our way back to the car to take a load off our tired and sore feet as well as head home for the day.  It had been a rewarding day outdoors and with photography.  I still didn't think that I was done though.

I keep a look out for shots even on the way out.  Many times, this has rewarded me with the best shot of the day.  I didn't want to risk missing out that day even if it didn't work out.

I noticed this small pine cone on the path in front of me.  I kept walking.  A few steps later, I found myself thinking about it.  I decided that I wanted to go back and try a shot of it.  Fortunately, we hadn't gotten very far or I would have missed out on this opportunity.

I carefully framed the shot to get tree roots and other debris out of the shot which I didn't want.  I also made sure to change my angle so that I wasn't looking straight down on the pine cone.  That would have been a boring shot.  I was already tired, but I kept my wits about me and pulled off this shot.

After we were done with this pine cone, we made our way back to the car.  We even found ourselves traveling a different path than the one which brought us in.  That was a bit of a tiring adventure.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature photograph of a green pine cone on the ground in City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho