October Roundup: PA Hiking, Photo specs and more!

Hello! It has been a long time since I have posted. I am going to give a short synopsis of what happened and where I want to take my blog from here on out!

So we all know we are in a pandemic still, a lot of what I wanted this blog to be and showcase has been put on halt. I can still show hiking and outdoor adventure spots as well as places to go safely and at your own discretion. But lately, I haven't really felt the inspiration to share these things. It's a combination of depression and quarantine and not really believing myself to write something that people will actually want to read. So during my hiatus in writing, I got myself thinking that it doesn't matter if no one reads the blog, it doesn't matter if eventually, I have lots of readers this is something I wanted to push myself to do and will continue to push myself to do but with a slight change.

I am a photographer, videographer, and editor as my regular job. Creating media and art is what I love doing so I want to shift this blog into a more photography blog. I am going to share my photo details and share even more photos that don't make the cut on to my Instagram page. I am still going to share some details of the places that I photograph in case anyone who sees those photos and want to go and get there own or are just inspired by my photography to see the places I photograph for themselves. So not a major shift in what I've been sharing but a more focused shift.

With that, I have other news! Unfortunately but also maybe fortunately Will (my boyfriend) and I have moved back to Pennsylvania. We are closer to our families and friends and have moved into our own apartment again which is actually my Grandmother's old house. It's a little weird but it feels good to have our own space again and now that we've decorated it feels like our own. I know for me I am much happier to be back in PA. It's funny I have always said that I never wanted to live in my hometown but man when I left I missed all my favorite hiking spots, it might also be that Houston's environment is drastically different from Northeast Pennsylvania's that made me miss home even more. Along those lines, I wanted to share some of the fall photos that I took over this year's amazing fall color show here in Northeast Pennsylvania.

All my shots, for the time being, will be on a Canon EOS R using a 50mm lens.

The first in this series is from Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area. It's a short hike right in Blakeslee, Pa. If you are ever in the area and want a quick walk I would stop here! I used to live right by here and would come frequently just to get some fresh air and see a small waterfall at the end of the hike. The park also has a small parking lot and picnic tables to sit and enjoy a meal outside. It is great because it is right off I-80 another reason to stop and stretch your legs.

F-Stop: f5.6

SS: 1/100

ISO: 100