Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Picture Fall


You've seen this bridge before.  But on Sunday the 3rd, I took my camera to the Soccer field and caught the image I had seen the week I didn't take my camera... The color of the bridge reflected in the water.  I think it takes being there at noon to really capture this in its full glory.


Day 3 of Picture Fall was a challenge to find beauty in starkness, in something other than the abundant richness of the fall colors. Pictures above and below were my take on the challenge. How did I do?



Picture Fall Day 4 was "morning light" - and we had 3 days in a row of grey, overcast, no light to speak of. So I caught raindrops on an umbrella instead.

Day 6 - "Subtleties"  - a study in monochrome. In my case, the color of our deck is very similar to the color of the fallen leaves that gather on it. If you know your leaf shapes, you can clearly see the pin oak and mountain ash leaves here and if you look in the upper left corner, you can see a sugar maple leaf. Had I thought about it before snapping, I might have "arranged" the leaves a bit so the species were more visible. But I went out and snapped exactly what nature had left me!


And finally, even though this isn't technically "monochromatic" I love the dark red mums played against the brick facing of the house.

11 comments:

Photographing Mom said...

You nailed 'em!!! Gorgeous photos!!

Melissa said...

These photos are gorgeous!! I love the red reflection in the water! Maybe I need to get outside with my camera and look around a while.

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous photos,Cheri...I love the way the flower picture is so sharp at the front and then blurs away.You've found some stunning colours...it's the colours I so love about autumn.

scrapchick said...

Great pictures! Love the fence, it is beautiful!

quiltingfool said...

I hope you get to use the red bridge photo in "Picture Fall". It's too gorgeous not to be shared to it's fullest.

Karen said...

These are all wonderful, Cheri! I just love the bridge, the water on the umbrella, and the fence with the two contrasting colors.

Karen said...

Oops, I bet that "fence" is really the bridge railing.

Sian said...

That red bridge is amazing! I loved seeing these Autumn photos today. You have perfectly captured my favourite season.

Amy said...

Oh WOW!!!! These are all just amazing Cheri :-)

Liberty :) said...

brilliant! you have done so well! X

humel said...

Oh my, look at those gorgeous colours! And I love the textures you've captured, too :-)