I was in the park and everything was yellow

I visited the county park today to attempt some autumn photos. It was a beautiful day with the sunshine and blue skies and the park was looking very nice. The crowds weren’t too bad and a lot of people were doing the same thing I was – taking pictures. Only they seemed to be taking pictures of each other and not the trees. 😉

My one disappointment was that almost all of the leaves were yellow. Almost no other colors could be found. It made for a nice golden hue filtering through the woods but after a while it was tough to take any photos with any variation. So I left out the big picture shots and thought I would just focus on details. I’m not sure what it was today but I wasn’t find anything that interested me creatively. Just wasn’t feeling anything. So no award winning shots today but I did experiment a little, got a few shots in including some “post-cardy” shots, and generally had a nice day enjoying the autumn woods.

Both of these photos were done using some in camera effects. The first shot is simply a double exposure with the second shot being out-of-focus. For the other shot I took advantage of an in camera filter that creates star-shaped highlights. I know, a bit gimmicky. Maybe all of that yellow light was making me a little loopy.

© David Guidas
Pentax K-30, DA18-135

© David Guidas
Pentax K-30, DA18-135

  One thought on “I was in the park and everything was yellow

  1. October 7, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I like the dreamy effect of the first photo–it’s quite lovely.

    • October 8, 2012 at 8:28 am

      Thanks. The double exposure works well for the dreamy look, although it doesn’t always work depending on the subject.

  2. October 8, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Our leaves have already changed color all the way to brown and dropped. We had less than a week of “fall”, more like two days. It’s my favorite season, so it’s nice to see some pictures since I won’t get to experience it for myself.

    • October 8, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Glad I could help. It’s been kind of slow in coming around here but with the cold spell over the weekend with freezing night temperatures I imagine it will go quickly down hill now.

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