Yesterday, I brought my kids to Ames Nowell State Park in Abington to see if it would make a good setting for pictures. I discovered that, much like a book and its cover, it's important not to judge a place's photographic appeal by its initial appearance. I didn't think much of the park at first. A broken down deck, an odd looking bridge and a huge graffiti covered rock were among the first things we saw. But the leaves were vibrant and the pond was placid so it made for some great reflections. Combine that with the "golden hour" for light and we managed to get some pretty good pictures.
Huge graffiti covered rock:
Broken down deck:
There was also a very cool boardwalk but it was a hike (literally) and the ground was muddy. And since we have already had snow, we are talking some serious mud, like mid-March muddy.
I'm glad that we took the time to look around. We discovered some cool spots and as a bonus, the kids communed with nature. Well between texts that is.