One of the challenges of going to a place over and over again with your camera is finding new things to shoot. I’ve gone many times to the Kensington Metropark near Milford, Michigan. It’s a great place to get up close to wildlife, as the birds are at this point extremely used to being fed by hand. There’s a lot of trails to follow, and on the right day when it’s not too crowded, you could easily spend the entire day wandering and finding new things. (The last few times I’ve gone, it’s been unfortunately crowded, due largely to covid no doubt.)
What I like about shots like this are that they are “looking backwards” from the normal default… in this case, everyone goes on this boardwalk to look out at the rookery (nests on the island) or see the swans and other birds swimming in the lake. This corner in the photo is the first part of the walkway that you reach from the parking lot. But, I liked the curve of the wood with the fall trees and thought it made for a nice view. I feel like it’s lacking something, but I’m not entirely sure what. Possibly a person on the far left, or a bird.
Exposure: 1/250 seconds
Focal Length: 17mm