There’s a beautiful park in a town about 30 or so miles away from me called Chautauqua Park. They have a big swimming pool, a play ground, picnic areas, Frisbee golf, camp grounds, a river, wide open spaces, and lots and lots of big beautiful trees.
So I thought it would be a good place to go to shoot some fall colors. This was easier said than done because, the day I was there, the crews had already begun to set up the Christmas lights display. They have big light display every year.
It’s kind of hard to have your image say “fall is here!” when there’s a big wire frame light up Santa standing in the middle of the trees.
So instead of the planned wide-angle lots of trees photos; my fall images ended up being mostly close up shots of the colorful leaves.
Maybe I’ll get back over there for the light display. I wonder if you can drive through slow enough to get in a few photos.
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Don’t you just love fall colors?!
All the golds and reds in the trees, the greens still in the grasses, and those big blue skies.
We really haven’t seen those beautiful leaves in a couple of years but this year they have been so pretty.
I had the best intentions of capturing some of those colors this fall; I don’t know where my mind has been but I have failed at that.
Every time I make that 30 mile drive to do my vestibular rehab therapy [Apparently being all off-balance and stumbling around like a drunk isn't cool.] I look at the leaves all the way down the highway. I keep telling myself that next time I’m bringing the camera.
Then for the 30 miles home [while I whine about how much those stinking balance exercises bug my old knees] I look at the colors and tell myself that is some photo-op!
I’ve been doing this twice a week for a few weeks now and how many times have I actually taken the camera?
Once; so far.
Well really; if you were heading to a hospital for an appointment would you think of taking the camera along?
Ok. Ok. Ok. I know I should take it everywhere.
I need to do better with that.
I did manage to capture just a bit of the last fall colors at the lake. They are beginning to fade away now.
The weather man says there is snow in our very near future.
Wasn’t it just 70 yesterday?
No. Really it was. Well close enough to it.
Yep. That’s Kansas weather for ya.
HAPPY FALL YA ALL !
Tomorrow I’ll share another fall image or two.
Back in August I took a little road trip to the city of Topeka once again. Yes; I could have taken shots of tall buildings, the capitol dome [still being worked on by the way], traffic, or even the awesome finds at the second-hand shops when K and I went thrift shopping.
But I decided to photograph nature instead.
Yep; awesome nature right in the middle of the city.
Here we go with three random shots of the great outdoors ~ city style.
Purple Cone Flower – at Gage Park
A beautiful tree – Standing Tall
and this guy…
Not sure if he was a crane or maybe a blue heron but he was well hidden among the tress at the edge of a pond in Gage Park. I didn’t even see him until my faithful assistant Bella Dog pointed him out. She told me he was there just in time to snap one quick shot before he decided that, just maybe, a large black dog was not the kind of friend he wanted to make that day and headed off to the next pond.
While visiting #4 at Mortica Farms I tried a little night photography. I figured out there in the countryside away from all the street lights would be a good place to challenge myself with that.
Boy you should have heard the coyotes singing while we were out there in the dark. I’m just glad they stayed on the other side of the field!
This first image is a quick shot of the house at night with the fire pits all lit up. Pretty cool!
The second is a 2 minute exposure of the house without the added light from the fire pits; and a couple more lights turned off.
The last image is a fun composite of the two. I tried out the HDR tool in DPP and played around with all 6 of the sliders to come up with this Halloween House. That’s a fun little tool; I hadn’t tested it out before.
Sorry guys; these photos are part of a private gallery and are not for sell as prints or downloads.
Tomorrow…… the old bridge…….
Just finished going through the photos from Mortica Farms and found a few more I thought I’d share.
These images have not made their way into any of the public galleries at KKHPhotos.com, yet, but I’ll get them there over the next day or two. [If I can force myself to work with all this awesome fall weather going on outside today!]
More photos from Mortica Farms tomorrow…