The natural blending of shape, texture and warm colors make autumn one of my favorite seasons. Autumn is a favorite time of year for all photographers. My photographer friends will agree, the fall colors don’t last nearly long enough.
I hope you find this particular artistic, abstract interpretation of autumn appealing. It is the combination of accident and experimentation. The accident was taking the shot after accidentally changing a setting that ended up taking a 0.8 second exposure. The long exposure created the blurring and multiple vision. Then I took the image and experimented with various digital enhancements to sharpness, saturation, etc. After fiddling with a lot of different options, I settled on this version of the image.
In my experimentation, I also came up with a monochrome version. I’m not sure if I like it well enough to share it. I’m still considering it.
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In the autumn, I spent a lot of time taking photos of the colorful leaves covering the woodland floor. This is one occasion when I pointed the camera upward. This image doesn’t accurately convey the weather conditions at the time this shot was snapped. It looks like a sunny fall day, but it was actually overcast with a very fine mist/drizzle in the air. I guess my camera had a brighter perspective.
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This collection of fall foliage caught my attention for the diversity in form and color. The leaves were wet, which seems to bring out the best of their rich, deep colors. Even the contrast provided by the white bark of the help the colors pop.
This image is even more impressive viewed large. Click the photo and see for yourself.
I’ve really enjoyed the fall colors this season. One morning I spent time in the woods just photographing leaves on the ground. While I’m looking for amazing colors and interesting patterns, I came across these berries reclining on a burgundy blanket. I’m pretty sure these are not the edible blueberries we love.
The rich contrast between the blue of the berries and the deep red of the maple leaf make this a photo a favorite in my autumn collection.
It looks even cooler in the larger version because you can see tiny moisture beads on the berries. Click on the photo to see what I’m talking about.
Autumn is wrapping up in our area – as far as colorful foliage goes. These white berries stand out next to the normally green leaves of this plant I found on the edge of a wooded area.
I spent a good deal of time trying to identify this plant. I wasn’t able to find anything I could be confident to share. It seems to be a common plant in our area.
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