The colors aren't down near DC yet, but they are starting to peak headed up toward the hills of Upperville.
It was a rainy day, the sky was very gray, but that just makes the beautiful reds and oranges stand out differently.
I never new wild cotton was so soft and full. I was walking in Algonkian park and spotted an open bloom on the edge of a tall grass area that the deer use for bedding. I may have gotten caught up in the scene and didn't get as close as I needed to for a good glimpse of the cotten, so I had to magnify the image 125% to get what you will see below. Impressive stuff !
I've always liked the look of that tree in the backround, once autumn changes it's colors.
Today I am stuck at the computer working all day. I took a shot mid morning and then again early evening. The morning shot is front lit and the evening shot is back lit.
I think it makes an interesting little study about how much one scene can change based on the position of the lighting.
The other day I spent a little time trying to get a decent shot or two of a butterfly that hangs around my neighbor's bushes. It isn't easy with a 35mm lens and a butterfly that is skittish and likes to move.
I'll try again with a longer lens, but for now, here is what I got.
This one makes him look like some ET.
Today I decided to venture a bit farther into our little trail system. I was getting tired and saw a ratty old picnic table next to this scene.Not a bad looking scene, all the damage made for a nice frame, showing some dimensionality. Unfortunately for me, my stomach started acting up right after this, and instead of exploring further, I had to use all my strength to make it home before the ugly happened !
I passed up some decent shots, but I'll be back for them.