Posts tagged ‘fall photography’
Here is number 354…
Autumn follows its routes, while the Three Amigos turn golden.
Here is number 355…
Poplars break into chorus with each passing breeze, turning out brilliant ambers against a fall afternoon.
Here is number 356…
High earth, high floors. Passing of seasons brings forth a crunchy carpet, treading lightly is pretty much impossible.
Interested in a beautiful fall hike? Along a beautiful river? Along with fiery amber hues?
Here is number 343…
Let’s take a gander along the upper McKenzie River. We’re looking at plush banks. Ever saturated banks.
Alive with vibrant colors.
We’re looking at, or maybe even testing, natural bridges…
Fall is a unique time along the upper McKenzie River.
These photos were taken along trail numbers…
Get out before the real cold, the real rain, the real dampness hits. Do it before it’s too late!
Here it is, photo number six.
Photo assignments are always interesting. While working in the field, getting the right shots for someone is of utmost importance. Doesn’t really matter what the subject or task may be, it all boils down to getting the right photos. My eyes have to kick into gear, my senses have to be cued towards the right environment. A lot of it, or the rest of whatever may come, it usually always falls into place. But in my opinion, this one weird element makes a real difference.
I’ll take a 30 degree day over a 90 degree day anytime, anywhere. Why? I hate sweating all over my camera and eyepiece. Doesn’t really happen when you’re shooting and the temp is in the 30’s.
Today wasn’t even near that cold. Just saying.
Okay Barbara, here are a few from earlier today. Amazing how the fog had burned off right in the area that I was shooting. A mile up the road, nothing but fog blankets. And the sun even showed its rays for a few! Pretty cool.
And my favorite of the day…
Okay Barbara, let me know if any of these will work. I’ll be out getting a few more tomorrow, probably midmorning, after the kiddos are in school and the soccer moms have moved their vans.
Bennett Park. I always feel weird with my camera at parks with toys. I’m always afraid some soccer mom (and this neighborhood is loaded with them, perfect place to raise a family) is going to think I’m taking pictures of her kids. Like the Stranger Danger thing, and then, “Hi, I’m Chris Hansen. Why don’t you have a seat over there.”
Baxter Hill Community Hall. I almost went nuts after taking this. I had my wide angle on, and this hummingbird was calling from a nearby bush. That meant running back to my vehicle, and switching lenses. But I was determined, and I wasn’t going to be distracted. He was just taunting me.
I’ve been asked a few different times for a more “real,” more “authentic” opinion on how I feel about my photos, and what’s going through my head when the shutter goes off.
I’m going to make this short, because most would rather view than read.
Also, my new website is taking time to build. Thanks for your patience. I will keep this up as well, but maybe more as blog, letting people know where I’ll be shooting or what some of my photos reveal at an “emotional level.” My new site will be photos only.
Some may be wondering why my copyright has grown in size and font. It’s pretty simple. I recently noticed a pic of mine being used, and it’s no big deal, except that they intentionally trimmed out my copyright and name. It’s also nice because if someone wants to use a new photo of mine, like in an ad or anything like that, trimming is going to be a real pain. They’ll have to get the original from me instead.
3. Simple fall pic up at Breitenbush. I have another photo that I took in the same spot, with the camera at a slightly different angle, for a different feeling in a different frame. This photo was aimed more at the orange and yellows on the distant maple. Beyond that, you can catch a glimpse of my dad.
5. Another fall photo up on French Creek. I was feeling sick, and my head was throbbing with every step. Getting out is always good, but I was starting to feel that maybe staying on the couch or in bed might have been a wiser decision. My issue? I can’t seem to stay still.
7. I really enjoyed this area. In just a another couple of riffles, this stream joins Breitenbush River. I’d give this photo a four. It’s got a soft blur going on. This wasn’t hard to accomplish, I just focused on the leaves and the rocks towards the bottom of the photo.
8. By this time, my whole body had this aching thing going on. I thought I was beating the cold and the runny nose and the this and the that plaguing my body. Nope. It felt like it was starting all over. However, I knew that if I put my tripod in the middle of the stream, and at the right angle… I just really like this photo. It’s a great pic. I’d give it a solid seven.
11. Vertical shot, and I was really going for the feeling of fall found along the the banks. Especially the soft colors, extending up past the trunks and into the canopies, where a blur of change was happening.
12. I really like how there is so much going in this photo, I feel it gives this photo more life. The feeling of the trees, and how the hues are taking their turns on the different maples in the area, it really sets the tone.
16. One of my favorites from yesterday. It’s simple and yet I feel it’s brilliant, because it’s exactly what I was going for. The feeling of it, the colors, and the dark and bright soft spots, and you can’t miss the distinguished white bark of the towering fall alder. It’s simply a great pic.
18. This was my favorite photo from yesterday. I was feeling very sick, with a great head cold going on, totally wiped out, but I wanted to keep going. When the shutter sounded, and the display screen lit up, I knew I had struck gold. I remember yelling, “Dad, I got a good one.” It’s simply a great pic. I give it a solid 8.5.