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JimS
09-20-2009, 12:33 PM
Though still two plus days from the true beginning of autumn, I've found that in certain environments, color doesn't wait for the calendar to switch.

This morning I began my annual persuit of morning light and autumn foliage. There is something really special about a misty, frosty and crisp morning. Perhaps it's the chill itself, or the silence, muffled by the life's slowness to stir. Perhaps its the anticipation of the coming rays of light that still bring considerable warmth this time of year. Perhaps it's simply the explosion of colors masked by the cloak of green all summer. Whatever it is, I look forward to photographing this season all year.

This morning I shot Ponemah Bog in Amherst, NH, the place that nearly killed my camera this past June. I arrived before 6AM to heavy mist and light frost. A great way to begin autumn!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2491/3937876416_a5f484155c_o.jpg

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Canon 20D w/Sigma 18-200 @ 30mm
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ISO 100
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5 Stops of GND

JimS
09-20-2009, 12:34 PM
A few others...Any favorites????

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3112/3937499590_3eafd84a52.jpg





http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2652/3937499662_daf840c3ea.jpg





http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2503/3936721569_21db254c3b.jpg

M_Six
09-20-2009, 01:06 PM
Gorgeous shots, Jim. First is my fav. :cool:

Brad
09-20-2009, 01:39 PM
I like all of them. But #1 is top of my list

TrishandAlex
09-20-2009, 02:07 PM
You are so talented!!

The middle one is my fave. I always like to see a trail or a path in nature photos.

Bill O
09-20-2009, 03:23 PM
The last one is my favorite.

Snow Miser
09-20-2009, 03:50 PM
The first one is my favorite, though they are all excellent. I too like the boards/trail. It should be named "Trail to the Sun".:)

KD Talbot
09-20-2009, 04:52 PM
As usual. :) Haven't been there, you'll have to take me. Rockrimmon Hill tomorrow?

KDT

JimS
09-20-2009, 05:53 PM
Thanks all! It's a great spot, highly rec, just because it's such easy access to a really unique ecosystem!



As usual. :) Haven't been there, you'll have to take me. Rockrimmon Hill tomorrow?

KDT

Hopefully...what time do you get home...it'll depend on how tomorrow goes, but I'm probably in!

KathyC
09-20-2009, 08:27 PM
They are all great, but I especially like the 3rd one...:)

mtruman
09-20-2009, 10:38 PM
Incredible Jim!! I really like them all but the first is my favorite. Sure was a great day for Fall photography!

forestgnome
09-21-2009, 07:23 AM
Very pretty! I like the first one best. I like the capture of a frosty autumn morning in a meadow. Love it!

happy trails :)

Jimmy Legs and Little d
09-21-2009, 11:08 AM
I like the first one the best because of the walkway, which is missing in the last photo. I alway try to incoporate images that "walks" your eyes through the picture.

Mike

NeoAkela
09-21-2009, 11:50 PM
Jim, those are absolutely amazing! I can't pick a favorite! Wish I could get myself up early enough to witness such a scene! :D