It has been a habit of mine over many years to take a new camera to a park local to me here in the Pacific Northwest. Fort Steilacoom Park contains the remnants of the self-sustaining farm for one of the states two mental health hospitals, Western State Hospital, that was known as the Hill Ward and built in 1939. It is a pleasantly rambling natural area with facilities for children to play, sports to be played, dogs to recreate off-leash, RC airplanes, and moderate hiking facilities. There are a number of structures erected, barns, that make it a mecca for local photographers to shoot just about everything from engagements, birth announcements, to senior portraits.
I set out on an early morning just after the park opened carrying the Fujifilm X-Pro2 with an idea to take advantage of the brisk January weather and the prevalent hoarfrost that would be there before the sun could burn it off.