Boston At Night in the Fall

Today’s image is another shot from the Kelby Worldwide Photowalk that took place in Boston a few weeks ago.  Although I work in the city, I rarely spend any time photographing it at night, which is why I chose to join this event. 

In addition to the obvious skyline shots, I was looking to find some interesting elements to include in my images.  As I walked by this tree that had tuned a beautiful yellow, I saw that it would not only make a nice foreground interest, but it would also do a nice job framing the buildings in the background.



Trees in the Fog

Clever title, huh?  I thought I’d stick with the fall images for one more day with this shot I grabbed the other morning at a local farm.  The fog really made the colors pop, and I decided to soften the image a little further with some adjustments in OnOne’s Perfect Effects to create a kinda ethereal effect.  Hope you like it.

Have a great weekend.


Moss Glen Falls II

Today’s image is another shot from my visit to Moss Glen Falls in Granville, VT earlier this month.   I was so taken with the beauty of the falls and surrounding trees that I didn’t notice the swirling leaves in the water until I had the image on my computer.  I would’ve loved to focus some shots just on this effect, but I guess it’s one more reason to make another trip back there next year.


 Almost Peak

Back to some fall foliage images today.  While we’re not quite at peak color in Massachusetts, most of the area is pretty full with incredible yellows, reds, and oranges to photograph.   It’s hard to not pull the car over every few minutes when you come across trees like this everywhere you turn.  So needless to say, I pulled over.


Moss Glen Falls

There are few things in the world of landscape photography as beautiful as a waterfall in autumn.  Especially beautiful are the waterfalls that are visible from the road and require almost no hiking to reach them.  Lazy photographers of the world unite!  🙂

Such is the case with Moss Glen Falls in Granville, VT.  You can see it from the road, and need only to walk a 100 yards or so along a wooden boardwalk to get a clear view.  Climbing over the fence is required to get compositions like this one, but it’s very easy to do here.  This is a very popular location for photographers and tourists, so I made sure to get there very early to both avoid other people, and to also avoid having sunlight washing out part of the falls.


Sleepy Hollow Farm

As this is one of my favorites times of year, I’m going to stick with the fall images for a few more days.  This is the Sleepy Hollow Farm in Woodstock, Vermont.  It’s a fairly well-known photo location, and presents many wonderful compositional opportunities.  For this image I went with the trusty “road as a leading line” theme which works great with this winding driveway.  I wish I could’ve arrived earlier for the pre-dawn light, but the colors in the scene certainly didn’t disappoint.


Road More Traveled

Today’s image was taken along Route 100, which is one of the very well-known scenic routes through the state of Vermont.  It’s a very popular route for leaf-peepers, but far less busy when you get there early in the morning as I did the other day.  I fortunately only had to wait for a few cars to pass to get a clear shot of this winding section of road.  Although the foliage was not quite at peak, the scene still screams autumn in Vermont.  At least to me.  I tried a B&W conversion as well, and am not sure which I prefer, so I decided to post both versions.

Road More Traveled II

Have a great weekend.

 

 


Country Barn

I had the opportunity to do my first fall foliage shooting of the season this week, and took a short road trip up to Vermont.  While I researched and planned for a few spots I wanted to visit, most of the day was spent meandering around the country roads in the central part of the state.

I lost count of how many times I stopped on the side of the road to grab a shot of a barn or farm, and really enjoyed the spontaneity of not knowing what I was going to photograph next.

This barn was one of the first of these many stops.  It sits beautifully in front of some small mountains, and there was a huge blanket of fog moving through the area, the remnants of which you can see on the right.  The foliage season is in full swing in New England, and I’m looking forward to more shooting over the coming weeks.


Harvest

I love unexpectedly stumbling upon a fall scene like this at a local farm.  Especially when I have my camera with me.  No tripod, but I was able to capture this one shot handheld.  I boosted the saturation a bit, added some selective focus in FocalPoint from OnOne, and there we have it.

Have a great weekend.