My original intent of this blog was to make myself an assignment to make picture a day and post it. That soon went by the wayside and now I am trying to do that again, at least a little bit. Fall is a great time and the spent hosts leafs are enchanting to me.
For those of us who are suffering from the heat, Fall is not far away .
Connemara, the home of Carl Sandburg,is a great National Park site to visit with its original house and large pond, not to mention the goat farm, (https://www.nps.gov/carl/index.htm) I love the pond in the Fall.
This is an amazing park between Greenville and Mauldin, SC. There is a pond with many arms, all sorts of waterfowl, trees, etc.
The colors, verticals against horizontals and layering are what I saw when I shot the first image and the delicacy of the weeds and water surface of the second appealed to me.
Al and I were riding out in the country near Newberry, SC. The countryside is amazing in the fall with perfect light and great color.A bonus was when the engineer stopped to chat with us.
A nice cuppa is a good way to start a day before shooting. Fall provides so many great colors, some quiet, some loud.
The afternoon light in the fall on a blue sky day is so pure for me and makes great shadows.It helps capture the landscape and buildings.
South Carolina has many historic sites and this is one of the more important ones. The late fall is a great time to visit with the trees having either lost their leaves or are carrying golden leaves .Here is a link which gives a good description of the place and its history, http://chmuseums.org/battle-of-hucks-defeat-hb/. A;so check out http://www.chmuseums.org/history-hb/
Alice has been busily spinning while the leaves have been busily falling. I noticed that the color of this fall’s leaves have been the same sort of colors as that of Alice’s spun yarn.
It is hard to leave the fall landscape.
Fall in the Upstate of SC is great and the Paris Mountain State Park is a gem of an example. The combination of great colors and their reflections in the pond are perfect.
Fall is a special time of the year with its intense colors and the reminders of the passing of a year with all the resonances of that event.
I saw some things on the way to the Gunter Theater that I was compelled to photograph. When I looked at them in Photoshop I realized that they worked for me as well in color as black and white, or, maybe, the other way around. In both images, the color has a certain interest for the color itself and the black and white brings out the patterning and rhythms of the images.
Here in South Carolina Fall is a great time with cooling temperatures (sort of) and colored leaves. Here a a few images on a trip with Al to a little local park and a stop by a bridge over a small stream, I like the brown curled leaves almost as much as the brightly colored ones.