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True Colors! October 2, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Here are a few shots from my rides home this week.  The first two are from North Pond in Savoy State Forest:

It was a dark afternoon under steely skies, and the deep woods were mysterious and quiet:

These are all my attempts to bring distant snippets of views in with my 400mm.

Here’s another one, taken up in Windsor, which was unfortunately compromised by a strong wind shaking Gizmo and a driving mist coating his lense before we could get the shot:

Well, I take it as I get it, and that’s what I got.


1. Sylvia Kirkwood - October 2, 2008

Absolutely exquisite! All of them! Reminds me of an autumn many years ago when I visited Massachusetts. Lovely memories to go with the colors! Thanks!

2. kkryno - October 3, 2008

All I can say is,”Wow!” 🙂

3. Bobbie - October 3, 2008

These are magnificent! And I love the one from Windsor. Gizmo is definitely a keeper. The man behind it did real good.

4. sherry - October 3, 2008

beautiful. our leaves have just begun to turn here.

5. Randal Graves - October 3, 2008

You got good.

6. The Pagan Sphinx - October 3, 2008

I was just talking about Savoy State Forest. Remember we used to take the girls there a lot when they were younger? I used to love to go there with them in the summers we had off from school. They would keep busy in the water and exploring nearby and I could sit on the grass and read. And it never got overwhelmingly crowded. What a great spot.

And you’ve really captured the colors of the season. Thanks as always for the beauty.

7. littlebangtheory - October 3, 2008

You’re most welcome PS. I want you to know that those are some of the best memories of my life.

Bobbie, Gizmo is a hand full, in more ways than one. But I love a challenge, and promise to get the best I can out of him, and to share it here. Those of you who endure The Learning Curve will be the first to see the better results which I trust will be forthcoming!

All the rest of you, thank you. Your encouraging words are heard and appreciated.

8. Laurie B - October 3, 2008

Hey CR, have a cousin visiting, showed her your site. She use to live here abouts, now in New Zealand, South Island, beautiful country. I think she’ll be checking in for photos and politics. You have a good eye and a smart brain, what a nice combination.

9. dianne - October 3, 2008

they look like oil paintings, I love the grainy feel, it adds to the sense of autumn!


10. Elder Progeny - October 3, 2008

My Lady and I are quite impressed! You take beautiful photos, Dad. Plus, the running commentary about Savoy makes me so happy. Those are some of my favourite memories as well. Love you.

11. littlebangtheory - October 4, 2008

Laurie, the photos I’ve seen of New Zealand have been spectacular, I’d love to go there to shoot some day!

dianne, the graininess is doubtless the result of the high ISO I had to use because of the low light and wind. But you’re right, it does lend a certain “feel” to the photos which is evocative of oil paintings.

EP, my love, thank you. I can still see you with your little bucket, collecting salamanders and other cool stuff. Someone said to me yesterday that if they could go back and start over again at fourteen years old, they’d do it in a heartbeat. I told them that I wouldn’t, not even for another forty years of living, because I might not have the same children, and I couldn’t bear the thought of that!

12. Tengrain - October 4, 2008

those leaves are amazing. You have them imported, of course?



13. distributorcap - October 5, 2008

is the peak season starting early by you? those are terrific pictures — what a way to go in fall — maybe it is time for a revival in this country

14. Laurie B - October 5, 2008

Dear CR, you would bust a nut taking photos in NZ. Head snapping gorgeous. Savoy and here abouts, a thousand times over, and then some.

Somewhat expensive flights but cheap housing, backpackers, camp grounds, camper vans for hire, B and B hikes, tourism is the new industry and they are doing a good job of it. There is a lot of hiking, rain forests with glaciers in them, glow worm dells, sheep..lots of sheep..waterfalls, clear pools, single hook trout fishing, not a snake in the place, mountins growing up out of the sea, the Pacific Ocean on the East coast, penguins, lots of rare penguins.

We’re fortunate, we have the cousin there but if you can ever find a way to get there for a month, do it. You wouldn’t regret it.

And the extra is that it’s a Commonwealth with no litigious problems. NZ is not a sue-happy place. Be respectful of property, obey the rules, use your common sense. If you get hurt or killed, it’s your own damn fault. Wish we in the USA could have stuck to that system.

15. littlebangtheory - October 5, 2008

dc, no, not early. When I was a boy, September was always colorful, with night-time frosts and rainbow hills. These days it seems to be coming later, but even at that it’s been a dull-ish autumn. I’m showing you only the more spectacular pockets, but it’s generally pretty subdued this year.

And Laurie, as a life-long mountaineer and whitewater paddler, I’ve enjoyed photos of NZ since I first heard of the place. To go there would be to fulfill a dream, and I’m not ready just yet to rule that out.

16. nicpanganiban - October 25, 2008

These are really great shots. I love the colors.

17. littlebangtheory - October 25, 2008

nic, how on earth did you find these??? They’re so not on my front page! Tags, perhaps?

Well, time and we move on. Visit again, I’m a student of photography and try to keep it flowing. And I can always use the feedback.

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