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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Green and Gold

These are three un-retouched photos from the last couple of days. I think the colors are pretty amazing. Big announcement at the end.

The late afternoon sun just catches every golden leaf that still clings to the trees.

autumn landscape

The quality of the next picture was totally unexpected. I thought it was going to be a discard. I was trying to get the camera to focus on the gold beech leaves. And I did get one picture of that, but somehow this one is more stunning.

pine needles and beech leaves

This one is my favorite, because the colors seem so unusual for fall. I actually turned around and went back to get this picture. As I drove by the black and green just flashed in my head, and I had to go back and see what it really looked like.

green and yellow trees

I think I'm just overdosing on color this fall!

OK... here it comes. The first draft of News from Dead Mule Swamp is done! It's gone to beta readers/editors, and I hope to have it available as an e-book by the end of the month.

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Lin said...

I don't remember how long it has been since the colors have been this vibrant. I have really enjoyed them as well.

I love your second shot today!!! It's a good "accident"!

rainfield61 said...

Plan may fail, but accident does bring surprise.

Ann said...

wow, love that picture with the blurred gold in the background. The colors this year really do seem to be more vibrant than they have in a long time.
Hooray for first drafts. I'm putting an ereader on my wish list this year.

Secondary Roads said...

That last shot was worth driving back for. I can imagine that tree coming to life like something out of Tolkien. If the second shot was an accident, thank goodness for accidents. Great image.

sir rob said...

The second shot is just awesome. It looks like you are using a macro lens when taking it.

I am learning photography recently and already have a travel photolog. lol

Glynis said...

Stunning pictures!

RNSANE said...

Spectacular pictures, all three - I can't decide which is my's hard to choose. The one with the sharp green needles is great, with the soft yellow blur in the background but I also really like the last one, too

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