On our Maine trip we visited friends whom we have not seen in a while and here is their yard. It encapsulates what I think is the essence of Maine in the fall..
A nice cuppa is a good way to start a day before shooting. Fall provides so many great colors, some quiet, some loud.
This first set of photos is from Walnut Grove Plantation (http://south-carolina-plantations.com/spartanburg/walnut-grove.html) near Spartanburg. SC was taken while wandering the paths and and woods. There is more to follow in a few days.
Today my buddy Al and I went riding around to shoot a bit and he knew of a pond with a stone lighthouse fairly close by. This might be as intense as fall gets for color, particularly the golden yellows. Leafs and pine needles in the water are particularly interesting.
We did lots of wandering in and around Lunenburg and I made lots of pictures. Here are some and there are more to come.
Blue Rocks is a fun place in which to wander. Here is one path that seems to work well in color or black and white. I prefer the black and white because it shows the composition better than the color. The black and white also has a nice nostalgic feel to it. The stone formations have good colors and texture.
You will recognize the lily pond park and the bare trees from previous posts. Some of the black and white images have more power to me than their color counterparts while some of the color images speak to color. The black and white of the leaves has a nice silvery delicacy Which I cannot the color version does not, though with enough work, it could be delicate in color. I will work on and may share it.
Several years ago we drove up to Maine with a stop in Maryland . The first two images are out in Maryland country farmland and the third is the backyard of our friends in Maine. The pictures make me want to make the trip again.
The Phoenix to Greenville road trip provides interesting road scenes, even in the flat places. It is even better when someone else is driving so I can take px.