October 18, 2014 More Fall Color

 

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.

 

OCT_18_2014__001Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/10 and a 1/160 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 27mm (APS-C).

Some trees with in my yard, or a neighbor’s yard.  Nice color.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__003Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/250 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 300mm.

Some leaves wedged in between two trunks.  This looked better live and I’m not sure this image works, but here it is.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__002Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/9 and a 1/80 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 18mm (APS-C).

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.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__004Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/800 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 250mm.

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.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__005Nikon D5000 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/320 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 300mm.

Same technique as above; just a different set of leaves.  Hand-held shot; thanks to the Tamron VC.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__009Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/250 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 18mm (APS-C).

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.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__016Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/400 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 62mm (APS-C).

Nancy next door works hard on her garden.  You are enjoying her efforts without getting any dirt under your fingernails.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__012aNikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/8 and a 1/250 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 40mm (APS-C).

Remme, in profile, with frisbee.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__013aNikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/800 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 70mm (APS-C).  IMAGE CROPPED.

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.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__011Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/400 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 70mm (APS-C).

Another close-up leaf shot; this one from Scott and Nancy’s yard.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__019Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/10 and a 1/400 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 24mm (APS-C).

Nancy’s Halloween display.  Note the change in F-stop from the previous image, to increase the depth of field to keep everything sharp.

 

 

 

OCT_18_2014__017bNikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G ED lens shot at F/5.6 and a 1/1,250 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 200.  Focal length: 70mm (APS-C).

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