Thursday, December 6, 2012

Maybe Next Year


Our autumn color wasn't as widespread and brilliant as I had hoped this year. There were pockets of color and lots of individual trees that turned nicely, but nothing I could take a sweeping landscape of showing bright reds, yellows, and oranges. Ironically, some of the most brightly colored trees were located in the most developed areas - shopping centers and residential neighborhoods. The backgrounds those kinds of photos would have are not appealing to me.

Alas, the leaves have fallen now. Maybe next year.

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22 comments:

Kerri said...

Beautiful images Brian!!

Andy said...

You still got some excellent photos with what Mother Nature gave you.

Drui... said...

All picture are great, but numbers 2 and 3 are just beautiful! :)

Jedidja said...

Amazing pics. Thanks you shared it, so I can look to it - out my chair near the fireplace. Great!

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Deb said...

Still great just a different prospective

Sharon M said...

We had beautiful colors this year, but if you didn't catch them quickly, you missed them.

Tanya said...

i love the lighting in these! looking back, our fall wasn't all that either!

Miranda Stahl said...

Those images of nature is just stunning. I am lost for words to describe it really! Great work!
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JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

I agree with trying to capture a full scenic view this year. However, you did a great job sneaking in on nature. Those Bradford Pears sure did hang on for a long time, and then seem to drop their leaves overnight. Glad you caught their beautiful leaves in the nick of time. enJOYed!

Dina said...

Beautiful shots! Nice to see since I won't see anything like that for at least two more months. And even then we don't get the pretty color.

Jan n Jer said...

I like the lighting n lite haze over the water on the first one! Very nice shots!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful scenes Brian. I love the first one. Enjoy the day.

MTWaggin said...

Our fall sucked this year too - it is just too dry. That said I liked the texture in that second shot and the last one still made it feel like fall! Looks like winter isn't going to be much either at this point hmmmm probably a lot of smokey skies next summer.

TexWisGirl said...

these photos just exude warmth. trees, no matter the season, are one of my favorite things. so beautiful. :)

Shaun Gibbs said...

What, a post with no wildlife. Brian are you feeling OK? Only kidding, these are fab shots. It's been much of the same here in the UK with leaves turning from green to brown with very little autumn colours in between.

Carole M. said...

still, you captured a moment in time and your first photograph is my absolute favourite. Like you, I prefer the unobstructed nature photos, but in reality it happens all around us, in suburbia too

Karen said...

Beautiful light in all these gorgeous shots Brian!

Bonnie K said...

I love the first photo. Just a big strong tree.

Debbie said...

So pretty Brian! But as soon as you rake em up, those little tiny ones will fall and your neighbors leaves will blow in to your yard ;)))....then, it will look the same!

Andee said...

My mom always says "We timed it just right." Unfortunately for you, "you timed it just wrong." But of course you make leaves on the ground look perfect. Sweet shots.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely photos.

Pam :) said...

You have a creative and artistic eye, Brian. Nicely done.