Three days and counting – it’s still raining! Plus it’s been getting colder. It’s really feeling like autumn around here but it will still be a few weeks before it really looks like it. Just like spring flowers, I’m trying to capture fall color whenever I get a chance. At least that is my intention. I can get easily distracted and veer off into another direction. Take todays photo for instance. Because of the constant rain I really didn’t feel like slogging through the mud in an attempt to get interesting leaf photos. So I stopped by a little farm/park in the middle of a suburban shopping area. I can easily park in the lot nearby and walk on nicely maintained paths without getting too into “nature”. Unfortunately there aren’t too many obvious photo opps, just trees, a fence, and some cows. I took a few leaf photos, including one on the pavement in the parking lot and thought that I could work with those. Since I was using my Super-Takumar 50mm lens, I experimented a little with some bokeh shots. That’s when I took todays photo. If you are wondering what is standing in the background, they are chicken scarecrows that I shot for an earlier 365 (365-147). While doing the processing I decided I liked the image in black and white the best. It just added to the mystery. I am also throwing in few extra bonus images, all taken at the same location. All with Pentax K20D, Super-Takumar 50mm
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With this photo, I was experimenting with some alternative processing. I think I like it. It obviously would only work in a limited number of situations, especially where you want to isolate the main subject. Comments and opinions are welcome.
And finally the autumn leaf photos I originally planned.