Last Saturday I revisited some of my favorite spots I shot this fall, it was a glorious sunny day and I was taking a friend on the tour so she could capture the fleeting color. Sadly the decline was in full swing. Today, a week later these spots are almost bare. As in the beginning of the transition, I spend my time seeking color, rather than being surrounded by it.
Down Magnetic Hollow
Explosion of color.
Up Magnetic Hollow
Layers in the light.
Light passing through.
Don’t get me wrong, the woods are still gorgeous, but the color is literally blowing away. Down in the hollows there are still rich pockets of color.
The transfer is happening from sky to earth.
The carpeting on these Ozark hills is no longer green.
Rich layers of carmels, tans, and browns cover it all. The thick layers also add a sweet sound to the movement in the woods.
The lesson of fall is to seize the day, enjoy the color, live in this moment. It’ll be gone before you know it.
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Beautiful as always….I love the line: I spend my time seeking colour….me too.
Thanks – color makes me tick.
This is a beautiful walk though your surroundings, lovely!
Thanks! I live in a pretty terrific spot.
Gorgeous series of shots. I especially like the perspective of the first two.
Thanks. Those were both shot with a fisheye. It’s one of my favorite spots.
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Can I use one of these photos in a blog piece? (The second one in this piece) I’m guest posting at Le Clown’s serious blog, Black Box Warnings (http://blackboxwarnings.wordpress.com/). That picture is perfect for what I’m describing. I will, of course, give you and your blog credit. If you would like me to use your name instead of your blog name, or if you have a way you want me to credit it, I’ll be glad to do so.
I would be honored to have you use it. That’s a great blog. Let me know if I need to email a pic.
Thanks so much. I tried and can copy it but I didn’t want to do it without your permission.
Great I appreciate that. Can you use my name instead of my WP user name? I look forward to reading your post. I read that blog religiously.
Yes, but I don’t know what it is! So tell me all!
Lorri Carter – IMADORK:)
I’ve heard some strange hyphenated names before …. ;).
LOL – I go by Lorri Anna Banana – she is a dork
OK, but I’m using Lorri Carter. I leave the judgments to others!
Thank you 🙂
No, really thank you — and I am not being at all snarky. You’ll see when you read the post (Monday) that it is perfect for the piece.
My pleasure – I look forward to it!
Those first couple of photographs are so weird and wonderful!
Thanks Jules! I guess weird is good:)
Ah you never go wrong by seizing the day.
So true – enjoy your day!
As always, beautiful photos! And still quite colourful from where I sit. 🙂
Thanks Dianna! Winter has to have it’s charms there – no?
We’re having a Chinook. Warm west winds so it’s above zero (around 4c which is around 40f) which is better than ( -21c which is around -6f) which is what it was about a week ago. So yeah it has its charms… now. 😉
Dang! We have a miserable month long winter here – and it’s not for another couple of months. I lived in the Cascades for about 10 years and it was more like what you are describing – but not this early in the year. It’s sweater weather here.
Great! I’ll be right over!
C’mon – it’s going to be 60 tomorrow!
I’ll bring my bikini!
LOL – I’ll make sure the AC is working
Your photos, as ever, are gorgeous. I’m with Honie on the favorites. Those stairwell shots are awesome.
Thanks – I did not get stuck in the well:)
So glad to hear that – that would make for a rough day!
What’s that Lassy? Artsyfrtsty fell down the well? Love all of these, but my faves are the top two. How did you shoot that?
Haha – Those shots are of Sweet Spring – it’s a Victorian era edifice over a spring. I’m only about 6 feet below the ground level. I use a fisheye conversion lens and take my exposure reading off the sky. Then I adjust the exposure on stone back in post processing. I’m not big on using PS but the light makes it hard to get it right in camera at this spot. That fisheye makes it feel as round as it really is down there – without it my photos lose the curve.
pretty darn cool
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Beautiful Photos – Happy Friday:)
It’s nice to see the progression — hope you do followups in spring and summer!
That’s a cool idea – I might just do that!
Yes! That one winding road on a snowy day – I would love to see that!
In deep snow I choose another route:)