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Autumnglow…

Do you ever feel like autumn just sets the natural world aglow? Walk through the woods on a sunny autumn day, especially as the shadows begin to grow longer, and it feels like nature has simply pushed the white balance of the entire world toward “warm.” It envelopes you… and makes you feel as though every leaf, every twig, every weedy stem is an ethereal thing of beauty. Of course, it’s also quite a transient state, as well. As soon as the light changes, the same scene ceases to hold the magic it did just moments earlier. The trick is to be there the moment the magic happens, and focus. Hope you enjoy…

f/3.2, 1/250th sec, ISO 800, 50 mm

Autumn yearning …

As I sit here looking at yet another dry, humid 90+ day in middle Tennessee, I can’t help but feel wistful for the changing season up ahead. I ran across this image as I was cleaning and cataloguing my photo collections this weekend, and it struck me how much I am looking forward to that cool snap of autumn. The colors, the breeze, the crack in the air… just around the corner. In addition, I was drawn to this particular shot, as I really like the geometric patterns of the leaf veins, along with the interplay of backlight and front light, giving soft shadows and a bit more depth to the brilliantly colored subject. During these last dog days of summer, hope you enjoy…

f/5.0, 125th sec., ISO 400, 75 mm

Di-vine life…

Naturally occurring arcs and curves are a real draw to my eye. I loved the way this vine gracefully curved around its life-giving parent tree; the tiny spark of new life gave it an especially nice point of interest.

f.5.0, 160 sec., ISO 400, 165 mm