This afternoon, after a long search for a piece of my tripod (which we found laying UNDER the actual tripod in the back seat of the car!), I took my two lovely young ladies to Echo Cliff Park. I posted about it once before here. It is located SW of Topeka, KS just at the county line.
Thank you Google for the lovely map. :)
My previous visit, I stumbled upon the park in the middle of the day - say noonish or maybe slightly after. SO - today I attempted to catch that "golden" evening light. I wanted to leave with the girls around 4:30 for the 30 minute ride there, but wound up not leaving our neighborhood until nearly 6:00. The sun was still plenty high, but down in the holler it was already almost too dark!
One of these days (maybe tomorrow??) I will get the timing right! Luckily the girls enjoyed themselves greatly and want to go back. But we insist (all of us, that is!) that we must leave by 7:30 - that's when the bugs come out. (We stood patiently next to the car watching all the open doors as we counted the 3 [three!] very large horseflies that got in the car as we were trying to leave...)
So - on to some pictures!!! (You'll notice I've added a copyright watermark to my photos because I've figured out how!! I hope they are not too distracting, but after so many stories, I felt it was a good idea.)
Here, I tried to get as close to the water as possible. There were several others that were better compositionally, but the aperture wound up being set way too high...
I think that last one is my favorite, but I'm not sure.