In commemoration of Earth Day, I decided to get in touch with nature after all these years (but mainly I was just bored). Markham Regional Arboretum in Concord, CA was the name of the place. 'Twas overcast. All the pics are taken with Pentax K100D Super w/ the 35mm f/2 AL; RAW This pic is kinda soft for my tastes (lol): Maybe I should crop this one: For the next two pictures, I'm trying to go for the "urban element in a 'secluded' nature" type of thing. Meh. Again, this next one is a little soft: Meh, I liked the red-barked trees. They created some sort of "anomaly," I suppose. Here's an unfinished part of the park (above pic was from that section) called International Garden: Two main things I learned from this expedition: I need to find more interesting subjects (which was kinda hard to do here), and I need to remember to apply the different DOF effects when shooting (I could've used a shallower DOF with the second pic).