Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday stills: Fall foliage

Fall is probably one of the most colourful times of year but for me it means winter is coming. I hate cold.

I got the chance this week to photograph my cousin and her boyfriend. My cousin wanted some pictures done for christmas for both of their parents so I was called to bat.

I finally splurged and got the newest version of light room because I mostly shoot in RAW it's very helpful to have an easy to use, powerful program at my disposal; especially on this day because pictures were dark due to overcast.
A photographer looking for great pictures will go to great lengths for that "shot". I climbed up a tree to get this one. Then I almost fell out of it as a branch almost cracked in half. Call me nimble I landed on my feet before it nearly snapped and I broke my camera and face.

In our long growing season (longest in Ontario) our trees are still pretty green. I was up closer to Toronto this week and it seemed the trees were orange and yellow and red, not green then brown like here.

Driving down the escarpment on my recent road trip adventure. You can't tell I was in a vehicle.
Then back up another part of the escarpment. See how pretty the trees are there?! I think it has something to do with hills. I love hills. I want to live in the hills.

Just as we rounded a corner we had to dodge a branch sticking out. That was close. You can see the truck antenna there on the right. I had to be quick to snap that one.
Just for the record I was not driving and taking pictures at the same time.

Some oak leaves which I had to seriously edit due to someone screwing up my white balancing attempts several times. You know who you are.

I have to admit fall does have some benefits like this lovely colour. However it means winter is just around the corner. Brrrrr!


Fantastyk Voyager said...

Lovely photos, all of them!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I agree I like the fall colors, too, but wish fall would last longer and not be followed by winter. brrr!
Your photos turned out beautiful, especially the drive through the hills as well as your cousin and boyfriend together.


Anonymous said...

these are lovely, i can't pick a favourite

allhorsestuff said...

Gorgeous Sydney!
All of those are great...I love the photos of your cousin we boyfriend. bet they are well pleased.

Anonymous said...

Loved the Fall drive over the hills. :) We live in hills so I know what you mean. Beautiful!! :)

Jame said...

I totally agree with you. This year it seems winter is already here...foliage & snow & mud! Yuck. Then sometimes I wish I would wake up & have there be 4 feet of snow, so we could hitch up the boys for a sleigh ride like last year!
Awesome photos, btw-I think I'm loosing my touch...:(

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That second picture wouldn't be the same without those clouds. Good stuff. I am training myself to check my camera settings before shooting, because I'm in the habit of remembering which settings I left the camera on and trusting that they are the same, but sometimes it turns out that someone else was using my camera and they changed everything. Argh! That's frustrating when I have to take a picture in a pinch and don't have time to play around with settings.

colleen said...

Stunningly beautiful.

Janice said...

Very nice Sydney, I love the hen hug too.

Ebie said...

It is beautiful Autumn scenic drive! I love them all!

robinsnest3 said...

Love the first two shots the best...and happy to hear you didn't fall out of the tree!

Jen said...

Gorgeous color! I don't understand half of what you said about the camera stuff; but the photos are fabulous *grin*.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I really like the one of your cousin and her beau on the is a stunning photo! I also enjoyed your hilly photos..well done:)

CTG Ponies said...

Great shots! The first one is really creative.

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