2014 has been a very good year for local Fall Colors. After an overcast start, the clouds broke up just after lunch, and the colors made me grab my D5K and try some local shots.
The music for this page is “Empire” by Queensryche,…uh, just pop it in a hit play…it’s a total classic. I have never met anyone (in my general age range) that doesn’t like that CD.
Some trees with in my yard, or a neighbor’s yard. Nice color.
Some leaves wedged in between two trunks. This looked better live and I’m not sure this image works, but here it is.
I like this shot; looking up from my backyard. I like the mixture of colors, the contrast of the mostly bare branches on the left, and the full branches on the right, plus the quasi-swirl of the clouds. Can you see the silver stem on the right? It’s a 33 foot vertical antenna. I could have Photoshopped it out, but elected not to.
Probably my best shot of the day. I took this with a wide open aperture and the narrow depth of field of my Tamron zoom to blur the background.
Same technique as above; just a different set of leaves. Hand-held shot; thanks to the Tamron VC.
Similar to a previous shot, this gives you a look at my backyard. The center is devoid of trees, but they flank the yard on 3 sides. This is some of the best color I recall seeing here.
Nancy next door works hard on her garden. You are enjoying her efforts without getting any dirt under your fingernails.
Remme, in profile, with frisbee.
A bee! A bee! Some bravery on my part (most of you know I am very afraid of bees) allowed for this neat, contrasty shot. Also taken from Nancy’s garden.
Another close-up leaf shot; this one from Scott and Nancy’s yard.
Nancy’s Halloween display. Note the change in F-stop from the previous image, to increase the depth of field to keep everything sharp.
The colors will not be here for long; catch them while you can. The background is the yellow flowers the bee was on, and I used a longer focal length and the widest aperture I could use to blur it.
Winter is coming…you heard it here first…
all images © Scott Woelm – October 2014