Don’t forget to look down when you are out photographing. On this hike I spent a lot of time complaining about the lack of vibrant color, the lack of good light, and the lack of photographic inspiration. Then I looked down at my feet and realized that there were water droplets on all the fallen leaves. It was an unlimited bounty of great macro shots. I didn’t have my macro lens with me, but I didn’t let that stop me from having a field day capturing the pretty droplets. I could have stayed there until they all dried up. Lesson learned, when you are convinced that there’s nothing to shoot . . . open your eyes a little wider and look in all directions.