With my veeeerrrry long time away from this blog I have been trying hard (OK, not that hard) to find some worthy shots to post. I know I make excuses all of the time about my lack of input but since my day job has been busier than ever and coupled with a lack of travel outside of my home turf, my photographic encounters are few and far between. I do snap the shutter quite often but being my own worst critic I’m finding that I don’t have many photos worth sharing on here.
That’s a shame.
My back road travels have me taking random photos of cows and not-so-nice looking horses just so I at least feel like I’m participating in the art of photography. Those photos often end up on the cutting room floor, or in contemporary terms, the digital wastebasket. So, I was really looking forward to the autumn color this year to maybe brighten my mood and my photos. Everything looks great with autumn colors, right? Well, not this year.
Because of the unusually warm early fall temperatures, the blaze turned into just a smolder. Leaves stayed green way into October and the colors came and went, not only fast, but sporadically. Small patches of orange could be found in a hillside of green or brown, already dead, leaves. It wasn’t a “big picture” autumn. The splendor was spent.
What to do? Focus on details! A leaf here, a leaf there, yeah, that’s the ticket!
All shot with Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Fujinon XF lenses – 55-200, 14mm, 35mm