Despite the earlier disappointment with the new camera, the D7000 had a chance to redeem itself. I had signed up for a photo walk at Furman with the Upstate Photography Walks Meetup. I managed to make it home from North Carolina in time to catch a quick nap and meet the group at the Furman Bookstore at 6:00 pm for an evening walk.
I’ve participated in the Greenville Canoe and Kayak Meetup, but not the photography group. I didn’t know any of the participants, but was willing to give it a shot. I was joined by seven other photographers for a walk around campus.
We started with a group of cone flowers growing on one of the banks…
As it turns out, none of the others had ever visited Furman. I was appointed unofficial tour guide, so I pointed us in the direction of the Rose Garden.
From there we wandered around the lake behind the dining hall and dorms.
Eventually we made it to the Japanese Garden. I focused on the botanicals.
We visited the Place of Peace, but I didn’t take many shots there. I guess I’ve photographed it so many times that I wasn’t inspired this time. Eventually we made it around to the belltower, where I did take more photos.
We wandered back the way we came, then ended the evening with a meal at The Olympian. It was a nice outing, and I was starting to feel much, much better about the new camera.