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INSPIRATION: Vignettes of Seasonal Color

Fall is my one of my favorite times of the year to be outside photographing the vibrant colors that nature produces. The varied colors of the trees and shrubs are obvious subjects. And I do enjoy photographing the larger landscapes. But I also like to find vignettes that capture the essence of the season. Whether it be a small branch with a few brightly colored leaves or a collection of nuts on the forest floor. The smaller details provide as much pleasure and interest for me as do the grand vistas.

Wandering around our local orchard the other day, I found several contenders that would represent the season on a smaller scale. One of which was a wooden crate overflowing with decorative gourds. The crate was not in direct sunlight, which was a benefit since it was midday. Because the colors were not washed out, and there was good detail in the shadows, the contrast of colors and textures was more apparent.

Fall is such a wonderful time to be out and about. The air is crisp, the colors are stunning, and there is a bounty of subject matter.

  1. October 19, 2011 at 9:21 am

    A great photograph for the season, David. šŸ™‚

    • October 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks Bob, I love the Fall season because of the splendor that surrounds us. Actually all the seasons have a lot offer in their own way.

  2. Steve
    October 19, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Cool shot of a fall staple! The colour pallette is great, and the textures are nicely mixed. Cheers!

    • October 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks Steve, there sure were plenty to choose from. Picking the photo to post wasn’t easy.

  3. October 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Wonderful collection! I love the contrast in colour, texture and shape.

    • October 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you Meanderer, this is just a snip-it of what was there. So many varieties, shapes and colors to choose from.

  4. October 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    WOW! THis is so beautiful dear David. The colours are amazing… Autumn through your camera fascinating me. Thank you, with my love, nia

    • October 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      Glad you like this one Nia, there are plenty more Autumn photos to post.

  5. October 19, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Great shot, David. šŸ™‚ I really love the textures on these gourds. Beautiful. šŸ™‚

    • October 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks Katie, there were so many to choose from I had a hard time deciding which one to share. They have multiple crates that are 4 feet square and 3 feet high overflowing with various shapes and colors.

  6. October 21, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Hopefully will get out soon and hit up one of the church parking lots that are covered in punkins.

    • October 21, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      It is supposed to be a super weekend…chilly but sunny. Better get some shots of punkins before they are all gone!!

  7. October 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Nice color and good light ! Yes autumn is a good season for photographers. And it is nice to see some details beside the landscape photos.

  8. October 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks Robert, I agree and as much as I like to photograph the grand scenics, I enjoy looking for the “smaller” scenes just as much…maybe more!

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