Boating in Central Park

Boating in Central Park

A boat on the lake in Central Park, under cloudy skies on a glorious Fall afternoon...

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Central Park colors

Central Park colors

I found some incredible color in Central Park on my recent trip to New York - my timing was excellent.  And I covered about 20 miles on foot while photographing it - isn't it crazy how much walking you can do in that city?

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Fall in Central Park

Fall in Central Park

Central Park in New York is pretty gorgeous at any time, but it really shines in the Fall when the leaves start changing colors.  Read about my recent trip there, see 6 different photos, and listen to me musing about using my new Sony camera and a small, nimble prime lens.  It's all good!

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Faking Fall in Austin

I love Fall - it's my favorite season!  What about you? 

There is just so much about Fall that I love - the chill in the air, the holidays that are rapidly approaching, the changing of the leaves.  The only problem is that we don't really get a full-on Fall season here in Austin.  We just don't have enough of those types of trees, among other things.

So although it's my favorite season, I've never really gotten to experience it like I want to - which is to say, I have never been to New England in the Fall.  That seems pretty awesome, to drive around in the country and see mile after mile of country road surrounded by trees that are glowing orange and red.  Sounds awesome, but I've never done it.   Hopefully someday.

So I did the next best thing with this photo - I totally faked the Fall color. 

It's pretty easy to do, really - and not in Photoshop.  I'm not much of a PS user.  I did this in Color Efex Pro, by Nik Software by using the Indian Summer filter.  It's just one of the great filters available in the product.  Click a couple of buttons and you're all done.

By the way, this was shot at Bull Creek Greenbelt which is a nice little park not far from my home in Austin.  I was there shooting the waterfalls, and couldn't resist this section of the creek since water reflections are one of my favorite subjects.  I just wasn't a fan of all the trees being so green.  It just didn't look like Fall.  So click, click, click and here you are!

Fall color on the Guadalupe River

This is the Guadalupe River in Gruene, TX from a couple of years ago.  I was in my library and came across some brackets from here that I never did process, so I gave them a go.  It was a lovely Fall day, as you can tell, and the trees were showing off their wonderful Fall colors, which isn’t too common in these parts.  Sometimes you just happen to be in the right place when you need to be!

Dodging pumpkins

I really had no idea what to call this photo.  It's an old Dodge, and there are a lot of pumpkins...so there you have it.  It reminded me of the rock band Smashing Pumpkins, which sounds like fun to do although these aren't my pumpkins so I would likely have been beaten and escorted off the property if I tried that.  Anyways, I love the Fall season and pumpkins represent it so well - add in a rusty old truck and you have something that I love to shoot!

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Autumn's golden glow

Fall is by far my favorite time of year.  Though here in central Texas we do not get all the color and festive beauty that other areas experience (we do get some), you can still detect a change of the seasons.  Our incredible heat subsides, the humidity disappears, and the shifting sunlight seems to have a glow about it.  Instead of seeming to hammer us from above all day long, the sun is softer, lighter and I dare say friendlier.  In other words, it's perfect.

Leaves on a wooden bridge

Just a quick post today- been traveling a bit and trying to catch up!  This was a shot I took on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in Indianapolis (of course).  I was walking around and came across this nice little bridge - and I am a big fan of bridges as photographic subjects - but could not get in any sort of position for a photo of the bridge itself.  It was last Fall when I was there, and since we do not get much of a Fall season here in Austin, I was very happy to find all these leaves scattered about.  Plus, I just love the colors that time of year! Hope everyone is having a great day, and thanks for the visit!