Fun Photography Outing

About a year and a half ago I decided that I needed a hobby and settled on photography.  After some research, I bought a Canon 5D Mark II.  Unfortunately I have been hit or miss on actually going out and using it.  I go through periods of taking a lot of pictures and then fallow periods.

I was chatting with a friend a few weeks ago and the subject came up and she suggested we go on a photography outing.  After a few reschedulings, we ventured out yesteday.  Not too far from home, just over to Reston.  First Lake Anne and then Plaza America.

Yellow Flowers, Lake Anne (Reston, VA) Click for full size image

I wasn't sure how things would go, because it was the middle of the afternoon on a sunny day which isn't so great for lighting.  But after some trial and error and a lot of post processing, I have about 35 pictures in the final Lightroom collection that I'm really happy with.

Most of the shots were portraits and since I don't have any model releases (formal or informal) I will not be posting those right now, but I thought I'd share a nice landscape shot that I took.  I have no idea what kind of flower this is - I just thought it was pretty.  If anyone knows, feel free to comment :-)