The spring color in Virginia is starting to really pick up steam! The other day I went for a run with my Yorkie and just a little ways past the Shot Tower I noticed the hillsides were COATED in Dutchman's Breeches(I had to google it).
While I was running, I only had an HTC DNA camera phone on me, and since it is a smartphone, its camera is pretty weak. I still took a few photos for reference, but after I was done running I took the dog home and brought back my camera.
This stuff grows anywhere and everywhere! I took this last photo of the night in some really low light. The Tamron 17-50's 2.8 really helped out! The next morning, I headed out for a similar spot on the trail. I first went to the Foster Falls area. On the way, I stopped on the side of the road to shoot this pretty tree sitting in a foggy field with the rising sun behind it. The fog was clearing out quickly, you can see that progress through the three images.
Just a little closer to the New River, and very close to the shot tower, lies this really pretty barn! I get to look down on this barn every morning when I am heading to work(interstate 77 is just behind it).
I then headed off to Foster Falls, where some really pretty blooms are starting to come out.
I really love this band of fog hanging in the background.
Before heading out I grabbed a few photos of some cool water droplets on the very tips of the leaves. The Tamron's close focusing is good, but this is still a pretty heavy crop.