Thursday, September 10, 2009

Week 19, Day 140, September 10, 2009, The Beginning of Fall

Whenever I travel to other parts of the world, I'm always amazed at all the things that are different than where I live.

In Rome, Italy it was the incredible churches and art, the smart cars and their owner's parking methods, the outdoor cafes and piazzas. As I rode the bus into the center of Rome, I wanted to shout at the people on the bus, "Wake up, don't you realize that you live in an incredible city. How can you sleep when you are surrounded with all of this."

At home, I'm half asleep. I think that I miss all of the things that make this an interesting area. Fall is a very short season for us, so I think it helps wake me up. I'm amazed at the colors and the beauty.

This Fall the leaves are just beginning to change. This tree was in the middle of a lot of trees that are still mostly green. I look forward to taking lots of photos of our fall colors, and hope you enjoy them.

If you take some photos yourself, please post them to your blog or web site, and place a link here. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Lessons Learned:
  • The colors of the leaves were much more vibrant when the sun was at my back.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/100, Aperture f/10.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 70 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 113mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, tripod.


Elizabeth Gilje said...

Count me in! We don't have quite the fall "color" around here since most of ours are evergreens, but we do get some. I'll definitely get one to post. Right now it looks like it because pine beetles are rapidly killing the pine trees and they turn orange. It looks like a spotty fall on the mountains, but really it's not a good thing. Hmm I sense a picture just to give you an idea...

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Fall sure is short---esp when you realize that it is an unusual October when we DON'T get some snow....