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.

Due to the wet, and snowy, fall we’ve had this year, my son’s soccer games have been moved to all different fields around our town.  There was one in particular that we had never been to before as it’s in a more rural area.  On the way there, we passed this old barn which I thought would be a good photo subject.  So the other day I took a few minutes to go back and grab some brackets.  The reason I called this the lobster tractor is because the first thing my wife said when she saw the image was that the tractor looked like a lobster.  I didn’t see it myself until she pointed it out, but now all I can see is some bizarre transformer movie where old farm equipment transforms into crustaceans trying to take over the planet.

One of my favorite things about fall is taking the kids to the farm for apple picking, hay rides, etc.  In addition to taking shots of the kids, there are always so many photo ops everywhere you look.  This was the view from the hay ride on a trip to a local farm a few weeks ago.  It’s a single shot tonemapped in Photomatix and tweaked in Phototools.  Nice and simple, just like a hay ride