Do you have a personal project? My list of personal projects is longer than I care to admit and includes locations, techniques, gear-specific items, etc. One of my personal projects continues to be shooting water: from ice to oceans and everywhere in between. But the locations range from Flagstaff to International travel. In Flagstaff, one of my favorite “go-to” places to photograph is Buffalo Park. This park is in the middle of the city with great views of Mount Elden and Humphrey’s Peak. After our spring snow melt, the normally dry pond filled with water so I went out for a sunrise shoot. If I only have a little time, Buffalo Park is a great place. I’ve shot portraits, macro, sports, and of course, landscapes at this park. Do you have a “go-to” spot close to your home?
This next image was shot of my son running at sunset. I wanted a light burst, so I stopped down to f/22
And another of him running during the day.
Below are several more images captured at Buffalo Park. From rock climbing to astrophotography, this location has a lot to offer. Challenge: find “your go-to” spot.