Small Pond Fall Images

Still working on images from our walks at the Davidson’s Mill Pond Park. I liked the colors in the water with the Fall colored subdued trees behind the pond. The featured image was shot @ 14mm on a m43 format camera. The blue sky seemed to really reflect in the pond water setting off the floating fallen leaves. Then I tried 2 additional shots, one @ 41mm and then one @ 32mm. I liked the wider view “featured” image best of the 3. But sometimes you don’t know until you compare them all at once and then you can see which you like best.

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Fall Landscape Panoramas At Davidson’s Mill Pond Park

These are a series of multi-image panorama landscapes @14mm with m43 format images. The featured image is a series of 4 images, blended and combined in Photoshop. It was a clear day, but the trees had already lost a lot of their leaves. But it was nice to see some with some bare spots. I thought it looked interesting to see spots of color here and there.


3 image panorama version of the featured image,  14mm horizontal images, m43 format

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Wider Panorama, 4 images, more overlap on each, 14mm, m43 Camera

Davidson’s Mill Fall Landscape Panorama

We were looking for colorful photo subjects on the Farm Road Trail at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park. I was looking for more detail type images so I was using a 300mm f/4 lens. On the trail I liked the colors and trees on the far side of the pond. I shot 11 handheld images to get all I wanted in my panorama. I overlapped the images a little more than usual so the images would assemble easier for the final panorama image.


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Another Pond Image zoomed in a little, again from my small Panasonic pocket camera.


Sweet Gum Fall Leaves

The community we live in now have beautiful tree lined streets. Many of them are American Sweetgum trees. In the Fall, it is amazing the different colors of leaves in the same trees. The leaves are 5 pointed star shaped and in the same tree many different sizes, from small to large. They also have a hard multi-spiked fruit that looks like a spiked ball. These are from late fall so the leaves were getting scarce in the trees. Work sometimes gets in my way for posting here.


Different Colors With Fall Leaves

When walking around looking for leaf abstracts or still life subjects, I sometimes look for colors, shapes or textures that stand out from the usual Fall color images.  Sometimes they are subtle in shapes or colors.

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Metasequoia turning from green to bronze.

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Some different Fall Landscapes instead of the usual Fall leaves. I liked the dried grasses against the Fall Colors.

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Fall Morning Color With Great Blue Heron

Photographed this Great Blue Heron foraging for food at the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, NJ. I liked the darker colors along with the heron’s reflection in the water.

Colors of Fall in the Northeast

I spent the last few days wandering around a few of my local shooting areas looking for local Fall Color. You do not have to go far, look around your own yard or local park, you might be surprised at what you find. Here are a few from my yard and The Celery Farm Natural Area, 107 acre fresh water wetland. All were taken with my Canon 1D MkIV and the Sigma 150 f/2.8 macro. The 150mm macro is a great lens and the right focal length for these. Most of the time I set an f/stop of  f/2.8 if they were in the shade and increased to f/5.6 in brighter light. I wanted to keep a shallower depth of field to keep some backgrounds less obtrusive. I also tried to shoot straight in to my subjects (parallel) to maximize sharpness across the leaves. You do not have to travel far to get some Fall Color Images and it can also be a challenge to see what you can shoot.

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