The day after Thanksgiving, Juliette's sister-in-law, Colleen, took a bunch of us on a tour of the place where she works. She's a science educator, and she works at this neat center where kids can learn about different aspects of the natural world. Needless to say, Jason had a blast.
The first thing we did was take a walk along a path around the property, where Colleen showed us (mostly Jason) different plants and animal signs. The pond in the photo above apparently has frogs in it in the spring and summer. When we visited it was the end of November, though, and very cold, and there were no frogs to be found. Jason didn't mind. Actually, neither did I.
Technical info: Shot with a Nikon D40 and Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX lens, in manual exposure mode. Aperture f/2.8, shutter 1/160 sec, ISO 400. Post-processing in Aperture 3: crop to 4x5; curve for exposure and contrast.
Thoughts for improvement: I'm pretty happy with the way this one turned out. I like the ripples in the water from where the previous night's rain was dripping off the trees. I like the reflection, and the color of the needles in the water. The only thing might be to exclude more from the photo, maybe by cropping even tighter around the area where the ripples are.