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Li’l Bits ‘O Heaven! October 12, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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As much as I’ve lamented the lackluster autumn foliage season this year, I’m happy to say that there are some spots making reasonable displays of color.  Here are a few shots which I took this past week.

First, a ride through Upper Buckland gave nice views of the hillsides on the east side of route 112:

There are some nice country homes out that way ; too bad they have to suffer with such unfortunate views:


Closer to home (from my yard, in fact) Gizmo (my 400mm lens) was able to snag a few shots of isolated snippets of the surrounding hillsides in the last long rays of the setting sun, when the colors were optimized against the growing shadows.

Hemlocks stand guard over a hillside of maples helplessly ablaze with the last light of day:

White pines wind their way toward the valley bottom as their bedtime approaches:

…but are forced to huddle together as they’re surrounded by phalanxes of fiercely yellow ashes and cherries:

Meanwhile, stoical oaks stand above it all, unmoved by lesser trees’ rush to color:

They’re rock steady, those old oaks!

There may be a few more foliage posts left in this season, but things are fading fast, and time will tell.

Peace, Out.

More Ridges. October 18, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.

Well here I am, living along side a river, in a relatively narrow valley.

Which means that the skyline around me usually consists of the sillouhettes of the surrounding hills.

And that’s cool, except that it’s nothing like a true horizon, which has unalterable photographic consequences.

But you know, if life gives you skylines, photograph skylines.

Here are a few.

Heading Up River:

Up in the Valley:

It’s at points either rocky…

…or smooth, warmed by trees drawing the last of the light out of the sky:

I’m good with either vision, just glad to be along for this ride.