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/
We had some killer heat the last week in NH and there was no long distance hiking to be had!
So I hit up the Basin one afternoon, with my camera and a towel to hang out.
You can’t beat the water here in NH, clear and always flowing. And the mushrooms are in abundance!
Yes, that IS A smurf!
I picked him up when shopping for Hardy Boy books on the weekend. I thought, well mushrooms = smurfs, right?
Oh Cherry Mountain! Nice hike on a very hot day, shady and comfortable hike. A few steep spots however. Worth the trek!
Of course, I hunted out the mushrooms. As well as how the great shafts of light were hitting the ground. Never know what you will find and make for a great picture.
Mr. Frog jumped over my boots so I thought I’d take his picture. He didn’t sit still for very long, however.
The views! You cannot beat the views, can you? ‘nuff said.
I have several trinkets that I carry with me. Wonder Woman is one of them. I thought I’d give a nice perspective shot a try.
After work, I decided to go out galivanting. I came across a covered bridge.
I like the above picture, framing it was fun, since there were cars whizzing by me at times.
Some of the reflections in the water were stellar that day! As well as the clouds that came in.
Capturing flowing water in the full sun, without an ND filter, is a fun task. I had to do a lot of fiddling with my settings.
I decided to hit up the trail after work. I didn’t make it TO the falls, because – well I am slow and I take pictures! I will have to hit it up at noon on a nice cloudy afternoon this summer.
After about a mile, I knew I was not going to get to the 2.5 miles in mark to the actual water falls, but I also knew I heard running water! Off the trail and into the woods we go!
Yes the keys are back! I have another “series” I’m working on, but I do think that will be an instagram only gig!
Very worth the dashing down and following the water! Also, it was 74 in the woods and a nice, cool, 68 down here. Also, prettier!
I had to scamper around a lot, got dirty, and sweaty and had a blast. Part of the down side of being away from home is, well, being away from home. The upside, is the experience and the adventures I can have.
I drove home from Maine and here are a few pics. Then the day after I went over to Rocks Christmas Tree Farm, which was wickedly fun!
Rocks is this amazing place, the views are wonderful and the trails to hike are great too. The colors and the sun were popping that day too!
Of course, my keys made an appearance. I’ve also been taking some fun pics with my recruiters business cards too! I’ll be making a post about that all on its own though!
Mount Washington already has something in the area of 18 inches of snow – it does make for something pretty to look at!
Roughly about a month ago, my friend, Melissa messaged me with a link. It was Dax Shepard in NYC. After a quick message to Julia, asking if it was okay and I could afford it, I said YES! (This is why we are still married, we ask the little things).
Mel booked everything (she’s a pro now!) and boom! I worked the previous Sunday, I drove over to her place on Thursday and off we went!
I could never, ever live here. I could, however, visit! I’m not an urban photographer. I hope I did it justice! Thursday we both started throwing out “things we wanted to do”. Honestly, we knew we could do 2 things, one in the AM and then one in the early PM (with lunch). We tossed out a few ideas, but both that stuck was the 9/11 Memorial. And the other, Little Italy.
The 9/11 Memorial is a wonder in structure, as well as something else – somber and thought provoking, it’s one of those places that brings you back to that day – which is the point. Seeing the names and the pictures is – surreal. I’ve a close friend who was flying out of NYC that very day, and I remember the worry if that was her flight, was she okay. I cannot even imagine knowing a loved one was IN those buildings. I had the stroke of luck to meet Shannon Stapleton in Stongington, ME, last year. He and I talked photography and all the time we spoke, his name rang a bell. It ran a bell because he was a “witness” to what had happened. Before he and I parted ways that night, I asked him, he’s a photographer for Reuters, why his name was familiar. His face changed just slightly, that haunting in his eyes appeared and he said “I was at 9/11, I took pictures when it happened.”. I saw his name on the witness plague that day. The world IS a far smaller place than we imagine.
My key series made it’s way to NYC! I think it is one of my fave pictures to date.
Afterwards! We made our way to Little Italy! And low and behold, there was a street fest going on. From Ferrara’s Pastries to having a wickedly good lunch at Lunetta’s, and walking through the throng of the crowd.
Can we talk about the crowds? Or the building? It’s all wicked! We had a blast and would do it again!
The Flume! A pretty active day, and some great pics! No ND filters, but I managed with Fstops, long exposures and ISO
The area is gorgeous, and a lot of natural beauty.
The flowing water! ‘Nuff Said
I did a total of 5 miles on a Sunday
There is no way to take a good enough picture to show the massive walls of this place.
Of course, much to my wife’s chagrin, my keys showed up!
I ended up taking 300 photos, but editing about 80. Which is a good ratio.