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Prince Gallitzin State Park

I was so upset missing my 4am alarm in the morning. So upset I didn’t get out in time to capture the thunderstorms. Sometimes the smallest things can bring on the blahs. I don’t know if it was the weather or just the doldrums rearing their ugly heads. Whatever it was I was in a funk. I told myself right then that I was going to go out for sunset. I took this time now to get done all I needed to do to make sure I was out the door and on the road. I even cleaned my gear! I spent the day researching new State Parks that I haven’t been to. I wanted somewhere new. Enter Prince Gallitzin State Park. I decided this was the place. Plus, the jewel of the park is the 1,635 acre lake and it’s 26 miles of shoreline. PERFECT!

When I arrived I wanted to check out a few different spots. I knew what side of the lake to be on for sunset and TPE showed me a few good locations. So I set out to find them. Ultimately, I settled on Muskrat Beach. I found these fallen trees that I thought would just be a nice touch to include in the photo. I setup, took some test shots and wait. It was refreshing to be out there listening to the bullfrogs. Hearing and watching people in their boats and kayaks. I overheard one family whom appeared to be kayaking for the first time. Overheard others talking about a game of wizards, mages, and spells.

I’m glad I got out there. As sunset approached the park cleared out and it was just the crickets, bullfrogs, and me. The sunset didn’t give me the most spectacular sky i’ve ever seen, but each one is beautiful in it’s own way. I’m glad nature shares. It feels like my own little personal sign that it’s going to be okay. This was definitely needed. Prince Gallitzin is a beautiful park and with so much to explore I can’t wait to go back!

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