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Fall Colors – A Walk In The Woods

Fall Colors, Algonquin NP, Canada
Fall Colors, Algonquin NP, Canada

Taking a walk in the woods is always a nice thing to do, but with a camera it turns into an adventure.  This was made while walking through Algonquin NP in Canada.  As a photographer you train yourself to see the world in frames.  You look around at the surrounding environment and try to see things as if they were framed in the viewfinder of a camera.  You look, up, down, left, right and behind you.  And, if you are lucky you see a shot.  This one caught my attention and had all the elements of a defining image of fall.  Color, a fallen birch tree, mushrooms, pine needles and color.  I was dubious of such a strong horizontal of the tree going through the image but in the end I think it worked.

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New England Church

New England Church
New England Church

One of the best breakfast spots I know of is in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire.  Here is where Polly’s Pancake Parlor is located.  I had three breakfasts there on my journey in New England.  After each breakfast I would go out for a few hours of shooting on the back roads.  This church is right down the road from Polly’s.  The clouds that morning were dramatic.  The shot was hard because I was shooting into the light.  I was able to recover the image using creative processing using Capture One. This is the iconic New England church.