Guys, it's been so long! Work kind of took over my summer and photography seized a little. But with the hard-earned money from my summer job, I bought a new Nikon D7000! So that's pretty exciting! I'll also be uploading a few of my good shots that I've taken while on my G+ hiatus. Photo story below:
So this photo kind of has a funny story behind it. I woke up early this morning to go take sunrise pictures because I had been meaning to lately but its been very overcast in the mornings. So I took the opportunity this morning and went out into the great outback (my backyard), and found this old dead tree that had fallen to the ground. Thinking that this tree would be a cool addition to my shot, I started walking over to it and setting up my tripod.
And then came a bee. And another bee. And another bee. That's right, this big, dead, fallen tree was home to a beehive with some pretty unhappy bees! I quickly realized what was going on, grabbed my camera off of the tripod and quick grabbed the tripod. Running commenced. I ran all the way down this path that you see down below until I was sure that the bees had calmed down a little and I, myself, had calmed down too. I decided to take one more quick last shot before I headed into the house.
On my way up to the house, I felt this terrible stinging pain (fits the situation, huh?) on my right side, under my armpit, and under my bicep. The little sucker got me twice! It was hiding inside my shirt! I quick took off my jacket and ran inside and went to the bathroom to make sure that I had, indeed, been stung. Sure enough, there were two nice battle wounds!
Moral of the story: In swampy areas, stay away from big, dead, fallen trees because bees like to build hives in them!
In this photo, I love the clouds because they look to be bursting out of one central location. Which is funny because I'm pretty sure that's the motion the bees would have been making from their hive had I been there any longer!