Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Deep Run Park


Deep Run Park


The Deep Run Park in Glen Allen, VA is very much within the city amidst the neighborhood. Just as any other park in the US, this one is also a big one with naturally developed trees. For someone who travels from countries like India, this park would look like a forest! In the literal sense, it also has a good number birds and small animals like squirrels and rabbits.

The park has been lined with trails which can used for walking, jogging and even roller skating. At any point of time one can see people doing various activities here. There are viewpoints created with ample space for anyone who wants to just have a picnic. These viewpoints are not created with concrete like other places, but created completely with wood, merging with the surroundings entirely.

There is not much to say about the place, except for its serene natural beauty, which cannot be described in words. Hence the photos below :-)

Bee - Photographed using the 50mm macro and cropped as much as possible!


Friendly squirrel, did not bother to come near humans and pose. Olympus E5 + Sigma 105mm


A young Skater - Olympus E5 + Sigma 105mm
Mr and Mrs Ducky in the glow of the afternoon sun. When the Bigma is not around the Sigma 105 saves the day. Olympus E5 + Sigma 105mm


Bee photographed with the Olympus E5 + Sigma 105mm. The Sigma 105mm is more suited for the photographing insects than the 50mm macro.


Tiny flowers. This is where the Oly 50mm wins hands down in sharpness. Olympus E5 + Olympus 50mm



9 comments:

joshidaniel.com said...

the park is looking so cool and the bee picture is outstanding!

Yuvika said...

the wood are lovely, dark and deep...

beautiful pictures!

Ram said...

Thanks Joshi.

@Yuvika: The woods are really thick here. I was a little bit disappointed that the autumn colour did not show up until last week. Hopefully I can see some bright vibrant colours this week..

Ram

molarbear's posts said...

enjoyed the pics, particularly the macro ones, and hopefully, fall will strike more colourful notes a little later and I will be looking forward to the post!

That little boy is riding a scooter, not skating, I think...

Arun said...

Nice pics Ram....and the place is lovely too!!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

nice. Even in Chile cyclists ride around the parks and inside freely... without having to park outside and walk

Prabhu said...

WoW!!! Ram, awesome pics and nice description about the park. Finally I am able to find one of my favourite PIC "Friendly squirrel". I am hoping to click this guy at least once, but as always Boss headed first towards the target LOL!!!. Hoping to Deep Run....

Ram said...

@Deepa: You are right it is a scooter.. Not a skate.

@Arun: Thanks.

Ram said...

@Nidhi: I wish we have similar kind of parks and users with the same amount of responsibility. A long to go in our country, but nothing unachievable..

@Prabhu: Thanks. If you are anywhere near this place, you can visit the place and happily click photographs of the squirrel without worrying that it would run away..