Monday, November 13, 2017

The Last Bits of Autumn Colour Perhaps

One recent morning, I wandered about with my camera. My main intent was to photograph the banners of which I posted two days ago. But with camera already in hand, I took a few other photos too.

This first one was behind townhall before I began shooting the banners. There were a few remaining maple leaves clinging to the branches of a small tree, so I focused on them and let the background go out of focus. The river and houses on the other side form the background. I like the result.



After taking the memorial banner photos, I drove to the little park near us.

I knew there were tamarack (or larch) trees in colour and wanted to see what sort of photo I could get. Although they are coniferous trees, tamaracks turn colour and drop their leaves (needles) like broad-leaved deciduous trees.



I went to the other side of the bridge (in the above photo) and shot back toward the bridge through the tamarack branches.

This first photo was shot at f10 (small aperture) focusing on the branch. You can see the bridge clearly although it is out of focus (this is a good thing).



At a wider aperture of f4 you can barely make out the bridge at all even though it is a similar shot to the one above (although cropped and processed differently).



It has turned very cold here with nighttime frosts. I don't expect to find much more colour for a long time.


10 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We haven't been out walking in the city park near our apt for a couple of weeks and most likely the leaves have blown down thanks to some recent gusty days. I like the near-far focus effects, especially the first photo of red leaves.

Marie Smith said...

It is becoming the same here now, AC. Great photos!

Vicki Lane said...

So that's a tamarack. We don't have them down here. Beautiful shots -- I love the close ups with the hazy backgrounds.

Debbie said...

it's so cold here as well...beautiful captures!!!

Joanne Noragon said...

So you're as potty about depth of field as I am. It says what is important in the picture.

MARY G said...

I must turn off auto focus more often!
I like the middle focus best.

troutbirder said...

Gorgeous! I have a couple of tamaracks which I transplanted from near our Canadian border to southern Minnesota. Surprisingly they have done quite well here in the banana belt....:)

A Cuban In London said...

I think autumn this year has come and gone too quickly. Most trees around my area are bare now. I feel as if I haven't taken full advantage of one of my two favourite seasons (spring is the other one).

Greetings from London.

Hena Tayeb said...

lovely photo's

Silver Willow said...

well of course that first one is absolutely stunning! All great work, as usual!