Photobox: Watergate Forest

Image: Jordan Olomon

My dad recently let me have his old DSLR, a Nikon D5000.

After a bunch of pestering, I finally got my mitts on the behemoth, and it’s been my first experience with a professional digital camera. Despite not really knowing what I was doing, I thought it might be a good idea to go to one of the pretty locations near my childhood home and find a spot to shoot. 

I took my girlfriend to Watergate forest park near my house in Whickham, Gateshead, and decided to focus on the flora. Nature is by far the most beautiful thing around us, and in a rain-slicked forest it’s a true delight. This is by far the most compelling photo I took that didn’t have a messed up white balance or crap focus. I love the blur on a smiley Helena juxtaposed by the vibrant moss on this tree that we found growing branches in a star shape. A great memory and a cool first shot! 

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