I got a new toy! This is the Sony Alpha 5000. It comes with a 16-50mm lens and if desired, I could purchase another lens for added depth. Until now, I have only had a point and shoot so this is a big, intimidating deal for me!
Endicott Park is in Danvers, Massachusetts. It is a great family place with a huge playground for the kids and barn animals for them to check out.
I went off the beaten path to soak up some nature. My visit was towards the end of April and was my first viewing of flowers this year!
There is a bit of swampiness here too.
It was a beautiful day of reflections in the water. The camera does a great job picking up colors in nature as I see them (usually a problem with the point and shoot).
I only explored a fraction of the 165 acres.
There are stunning trees here.
Below is an old weeping beech tree.
I must go back in the summer when everything is showing life!
It was my first sighting of crocuses!
This pony was quite far from me and the photo was taken with the lens completely zoomed in. Not bad.
Same goes for this bird.
With my old point and shoot, these type of photos did not come out to great!
How great is this tunnel carved from a tree? If I was a kid, I would have been all over this even though it looks like splinter city!
I'll be back next week with part II which is a beautiful historical mansion and gardens (although dead at the time) on site where weddings and other events are held.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week ahead! ~Val