Sometimes you take a set of photos and are just “not happy” with them. This is what happened when I was in New Mexico a few years ago (4!). I didn’t, at the time, have lightroom. I have over 300 gigs of photos so going thru every single set is – near impossible. This was a set that I wanted to give another shot.
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Hey, guess what – it’s Fall!
That’s right, winter is coming……
Don’t shoot the messenger. My friend, Shell and I have these bi-monthly challenges going and of course, I hit up fall for this one. It is October!
We are allowed 5 photos (I do have honorable mentions this time around)
I was coming back from Maine, when I decided to go off the GPS path – and I spotted his in the water. It’s a mini rock island, with a flag and a brilliant tree. Took me a few shots to get the reflection “just” right.
I drove through Groveton my way to the hike that didn’t happen – and this is a bridge one of my former pts has often said “I’m going to go live under my bridge”. I did show her this picture and she agreed that it captured the bridge in its full glory of fall.
I did a turn around when I saw this old barn and this wonderfully full color tree growing in front of it.
I saw THREE bridges on my hike that never happened – this was the 1st. Nothing spectacular, a one lane covered bridge. It was the clear water under it that I wanted to capture. After popping on my boots, slogging through wet underbrush – I snagged a few red and orange leaves on the shore and some clouds doing a build up to the rain that would eventually wash out my hike.
The last on my list is from my walk at The Dells – every time I go there I get a few great snaps.
The sun was coming down, the leaves at the Dells are more yellow than bright red and orange. I thought this captured the spirit of the Dells.
Honorable mentions are below.
Winter is coming folks! Enjoy the last of the fall.
If you want to explore my friend, Shell’s blog – here is the link! https://inmyeyesview.photo.blog/
My friend, Nicole, is from “around here” and she posted a picture about this cute Mill and I didn’t have any intentions of heading out to find it. I was just out driving and lo and behold, there it was!
Such a cute little place nestled away from the road – the red is now faded to pink.
Driving back I, of course, went a different route. I came up on this sweet old barn with an orange tree w/half its leaves falling. Made for a gorgeous backdrop.
I got out of work late so off to the Dells just for a walk! It’s about a mile of “trail” and some fresh air.
The pine needles litter the ground, and the air is nice and crisp even at 70 degrees.
The sun was hitting the pond in a surreal way, and I did my best to capture it.
This challenge had to do with “framing” your photos. Using something natural, or otherwise, to block out the focus of what you wanted focused on.
I am NOT good at it!
But here is what I got.
The least framed one, this sun flair, yet one of my faves, because – well – sun flair!!
This was my first attempted (above) at using something natural to frame what you want to focus on. Nature isn’t always your friend. But I left it in the collection as while not good, it does force you to think harder to get better at your craft.
Overlooking the town of – Bath, NH. Looking thru two trees. Putting forth a challenge is fun, gives you the motivation to go out and “try” new things.
Onto the next!
Off I went to Emerald Pond. Had there been more sun I think the photos would have come out better. I then took a jaunt up Mt. Washington but no views at the top! Completely clouded over.
Such a cool spot, and there are fish as well, and its deep! Not that I went swimming!
I could have sat here all day.
Such a cool drive, and while it challenges the hell out of my MD, I do it anyway. A mile from the top it was a solid cloudbase. I went up and there was not a view to be had!
I picked up a funko pop figure of the Green Arrow! While I was in Boston. I took him out of the box – I know, sacrilege, right! And he came with me to, well, Emerald Pond – Emerald Archer…. Emerald Pond…..
On the way home from Boston, via Portland – I saw the clouds and the sky changing so I pulled over and voila!