I went back to Walden Pond to capture some images of early spring for the year long project I am doing on Thoreau and Walden. Unfortunately, I was too early for the spring flowering. There were only a few early buds around. I did, however, manage to pick up some shots of other life at the pond.
Thoreau was interested in detailed observations of life in the woods and pond and examined nature up close. I used a macro lens quite a bit to explore the close-up nature he would have seen and to capture some scenes he described in his journals.
|Just as I was leaving the pond these mallards obliged my by swimming out towards the middle. Their wake formed a composition echoing the shape of the reflection from the background shore in the pond.|
|Thoreau specifically described looking through the clear water of the pond at life on the bottom, which is why I took this photo.|
|I brought along this early edition of Thoreau's Walden book to photograph on the forest floor.|