A Trip to the Park

I took a trip to the park the other day. Ritter Spring Park north of Springfield, MO to be specific. I decided to take my trusty camera along to snap a few photos of what I saw while I was there. I also wanted to see how well Google My Tracks GPS tracking for Android on the T-Mobile G1 worked on a smaller scale. It worked well (see map of the path I walked below).

I know that I don’t start and end at the same point. It was a little while before I thought of starting the application. On top of that, it’s a jumbled mess when you zoom in because I did a lot of backtracking to take some shots.


So, without further ado, the pictures. To be honest, I’m not even sure I was supposed to be walking down these paths because I was first greeted with this sign:

Park Sign: No Tresspassing?

Park Sign: No Trespassing?

And then the rest:

Dead Tree

Dead Tree

Running Stream with a Fallen Tree

Running Stream with a Fallen Tree

Bird of Prey: Hawk? Falcon?

Bird of Prey: Hawk? Falcon? Does anybody know?

A Group of Purple Flower

A Group of Purple Flowers

A Group of Turtles Lying on a Fallen Tree

A Group of Turtles Lying on a Fallen Tree

A Small Waterfall at the Edge of a Pond

A Small Waterfall at the Edge of a Pond

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New Camera and Some Pictures

So, I bought a new camera a couple weeks ago, a Nikon D6o DSLR. I have to say that I love it. I told myself a while back that my next camera would be a DSLR and that day finally came as a result of the death of Circuit City. It almost had to happen this way because I bought my previous two cameras at the “Circuit.”

So without further ado, a sample of the fun I’ve had with it…

JQH Arena

JQH Arena

LEGO F-1

LEGO F-1 Racer

Bullet

AK-47 Bullet

Tonight's The Night

Tonight's The Night