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    A Night in the Forest

    A couple weeks ago the wife and I decided to pick a weekend load up the car, pick a state park, and go camping. We chose to go to the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It was only a couple hours away, so not a big trip. It wasn't much of a photography trip, more of a time away with the family trip. It was just the 4 of us. Amy, the two dogs and myself. We did a little hiking, and a lot of relaxing. I took a bunch of photos around camp, after the sun had gone down, but nothing too serious. It was great to fall asleep listening to the sounds of nature, and cool evening temperatures made for great sleeping weather. I have loved to go camping ever since I was a little kid, but as I get older, I find it harder and harder to get a good nights sleep in a tent.

    I had a photo like this in mind, long before we planned the camping trip and figured I would use this opportunity to see what I could get. I was hoping my radio slave trigger would show up before we left for the weekend so I could fire my flash off from inside the tent, but it didn't. It was waiting for me when we got home today though. I was also hoping for clear skys with lots of stars, but that didn't happen either.
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    Re: A Night in the Forest

    Nice peaceful shot, Mike.

    Your story reminds me that I need to take the kids camping. Something I always promised myself I would do - but something that always seems to get postponed by something else.
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    Re: A Night in the Forest

    Nice shot, and it reminds me of many fishing trips over the years.
    Thanks.

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    Re: A Night in the Forest

    Cool shot. I know what you mean by sleeping in a tent, as you get older. However, the sounds of nature are definitely more soothing than rubber on asphalt.
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    Re: A Night in the Forest

    Nice shot, beautiful place to camp!

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    Re: A Night in the Forest

    Amazing shot.
    Your story reminding me mine camping tour.
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    Re: A Night in the Forest

    That reminds me that I am long overdue a night in the forest too.
    Sounds like you need one of those inflatable mattresses Mike !
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    Re: A Night in the Forest

    Haven't seen this image in a while. Thanks for bringing it back.

    Martin, we do have a queen size inflatable mattress in the tent and it does help a lot, as long as we get enough air in it. If we don't get enough air in it, it's like sleeping on a teeter-totter. Every time someone moves, the other person goes up and down.
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    Re: A Night in the Forest

    That reminds me...... I have to go camping this weekend. A weekend not as peaceful as yours I'm afraid... it's a camping at the race track weekend for us.
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