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Balloon Festival Re-Visted

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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10-04-19–FALL CHALLENGE~

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)

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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.

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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.

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I did a turn around when I saw this old barn and this wonderfully full color tree growing in front of it. 

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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.

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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. 

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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/

Gilead, VT – 09-25-2019

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!

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Such a cute little place nestled away from the road – the red is now faded to pink. 

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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. 

The Dells–Fall Addition–9-25-2019

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. 

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The pine needles litter the ground, and the air is nice and crisp even at 70 degrees. 

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The sun was hitting the pond in a surreal way, and I did my best to capture it. 

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Challenge – Framing

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.

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The least framed one, this sun flair, yet one of my faves, because – well – sun flair!! 

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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.

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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!

JM

Emerald Pond/Mt Washington –08-23-2019

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. 

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Such a cool spot, and there are fish as well, and its deep! Not that I went swimming!

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I could have sat here all day. 

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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!

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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…..

Sunset–08-18-2019

On the way home from Boston, via Portland – I saw the clouds and the sky changing so I pulled over and voila!

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