Fall photos

The leaves are beginning to turn here, and are falling from the trees into Botany Pond, right next to my building. They make the surface of the pond look like an Impressionist painting.

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The vegetation in this photo is nearly all reflections in the pond. Only the branch in the center, and a bit at the top, is unreflected plant matter.

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22 Comments

  1. natalielaberlinoise
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Those are gorgeous!

  2. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Amazing!

    iPhone? That other camera?

    • Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

      iPhone, sadly. I wish I at least had my Panasonic Lumix with me.

      • rickflick
        Posted October 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

        No sweat. The trees don’t know the difference between an iP and a Pany.😎

  3. Christopher Bonds
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Show me the Monet!

  4. GBJames
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    It does look like a Monet!

  5. Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I love the fall and miss it in all it’s glory living in Alabama as I do now. I was born, and raised in New England, and the smell of wet leaves in autumn is the scent of home.

    • rickflick
      Posted October 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

      I am planning a move from NY to Spokane. I’m sure I will miss very much the eastern deciduous forest.

      • Mark R.
        Posted October 22, 2016 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

        Move a little further West and you can enjoy Western Washington’s deciduous forests.🙂 Though conifers are more prevalent, and our deciduous trees aren’t as beautiful as those on the East coast.

        • rickflick
          Posted October 22, 2016 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

          If you are referring to the coastal rain forest, I ruled that out because of lack of sun. The Olympic Peninsula is certainly beautiful though, and we gave it some thought.

  6. Newish Gnu
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    I think I spotted the nightjar in. The top photo!

    Beautiful pics.

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted October 23, 2016 at 7:25 am | Permalink

      Well done! I couldn’t see it, but found the fox with the scary eyes at the top of the second photo.

  7. Stephanie Mayer
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Is the female Ginkgo still there? If so, it must be smelling pretty ripe by Botany Pond.

    • Posted October 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

      It’s still there, but the leaves haven’t even turned yellow yet. And now they put an awning over the sidewalk when the fruits start dropping so the sidewalks stay clear and people don’t squish those foul-smelling puppies with their feet.

      • Stephanie Mayer
        Posted October 22, 2016 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

        I would love to have a female Ginkgo. They’re so educational! BTW, they’re not fruits. They are female cones.

  8. Posted October 22, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Lovely pix. Thanks.

  9. Posted October 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Vegetation as artist. Lovely blues and golds.

  10. keith cook +/-
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Like the first shot. Nice.

  11. aldoleopold
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Artistic shot, Professor. Quite lovely.

  12. Mike
    Posted October 23, 2016 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Love the first one, could be by Monet, you send a Photograph to the Wilderstein Institute and tell them its a preparatory Sketch for his painting “Nymphea”, be good to take them down a peg or two.

  13. Posted October 24, 2016 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful! Jerry, you have a “good eye”.

    The keys to good composition:

    1. Pay attention: Keep your eyes open for beauty

    2. Remove all the non-essential bits using your camera

    (Technical skill and lots of experience looking at good photographs help too.)


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