It’s no secret that fall is my favorite season, but now this time of year has taken on a whole new meaning.
Living in the desert for the past 4 years has made me both miss and appreciate the fall even more. Living in an area that doesn’t reflect any of the wonderful characteristics of the season makes me reminisce on a time when the beauty of fall was just outside my door.
With that being said, I’d like to share a few of my favorite fall memories, in hopes of creating more someday soon.
I’ve been having some very trying times lately, so I wanted to post something positive and show a little love to my favorite time of year. To my surprise there has been more colors in my area than it’s been in years, making it feel much more like a real a autumn season. These colors have lasted much longer than I anticipated, but it appears that they’re rapidly disappearing. I hope to get out and capture one more round of fall colors before they’re all gone. Until then, I hope you enjoy!
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After dropping my kids off for school last week I noticed a thick layer of fog rapidly moving in. Since I always have my camera on me I decided to stop off at the park before heading home to see what I could capture. It was dark, gloomy, rainy and foggy but I loved it! I thought about how eerily moody the scenery was. Each area of the park resembled a dense, creepy forest, or maybe the set of an elaborate Hollywood movie. I ended up staying for almost 3 hours, not only shooting but enjoying the view. I couldn’t believe my luck because, I was up so early that I had the entire park all to myself! I will admit, the silence mixed with the weather created a very spooky atmosphere.
Eventually the rain came in and started pouring down so I thought, “maybe it’s time to go?” “maybe I should stay and take some cool rain shots?” The next thing I know I see 2 huge stray dogs roaming around and not looking very friendly so I knew at that point the decision had been made for me! Shoots over! I packed up my camera and carefully drove home. Below are a few of the resulting images.
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This way to early morning enchantment. To be continued…
I’v been out in very rainy conditions lately searching for fall colors. To find these particular colors I didn’t have to go very far. All that was needed was for me to direct my attention downward. The cool thing about these photos to me is, I didn’t arrange these patterns, this is exactly how I found them in their natural formation. This further proves that the rain and gloom can’t hide nature’s beauty. There’s always something interesting to be found even on what most would consider a bad day.
Out in the heat of the wilderness all day yesterday. Out in the cold and rain all day today trying to find some peace… I use my camera to help me get through tough times. Thankful I have an outlet.
Thank God for Autumn! I’m getting out more, seriously enjoying the weather and shooting more often. As the fall season has started to fully transition I’ve taken advantage by hitting the streets in search of my favorite targets: colors, textures and details. This is a daily process so I will continue to update my progression over time, but below is small collection of my findings so far. I hope you enjoy!
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Splashes of autumn colors, and subtle tones everywhere. I love it!!! I wish it didn’t have to end…
It’s finally starting to look like fall outside! This shot was taken downtown overlooking the river and the new zip line attraction. You can see the beautiful fall colors starting to form subtly in the background. It’s my favorite time of the year but, since I’ve moved here I’ve learned not to get too attached to it. Fall really doesn’t last long here and sometimes cold weather can sweep in from nowhere and wipe out all the fall colors in a matter of days! What we’re left with is an extended winter. I try to get out an capture as many of the already limited colors in my area as I can but, it’s very challenging when the leaves fall so fast…Well, I hope you enjoy the shot, and I will continue to try and catch as many of the colors as I can before they’re all completely gone.
A quick trip to the park as the sun started to set produced this beautiful reflection on the lake.
Here are some more random sights from my recent trip to Florida during the Thanksgiving holiday. This post represents the most pics I’ve shared at once ever! I had a great time walking around shooting these images and I hope you all enjoy them as well.
Good Monday morning everyone! I’m back home from my much needed vacation in sunny Florida. Traveling to the beaches of Florida in the fall for the holidays has become somewhat of a tradition in my family. This trip started off a little rainy and gloomy, but quickly turned into the usual beautiful weather that we’re accustom to, although the temperatures were not as high as last year. This has been a very pressing year for me. It feels as if I’ve done everything I DID NOT want to do this year and to be totally honest, I’m glad it’s finally coming to an end. Of course a week’s vacation can’t possibly undo a years worth of stress, frustration, setbacks and obstacles but, it has allowed me a moment to relax, reflect and prepare myself for the coming year. I’ve really shifted my focus photographically, emphasizing my interest in other facets of photography other than models. Doing so has allowed me the freedom to express myself the way I choose, as well as reconnect with the simple principles of truly being a freelance photographer, not being tied down to one category. Like a lot of others, this is how I began photography. My career began by just walking around and shooting whatever I thought was interesting and trying to capture it in what I felt was a creative way. Although I will continue to work with models, I will be ultra selective in who I actually decide to give my time to, and I will continue to pursue my own interests. My blog has become and will continue to be a place where I express and share ANYTHING I capture that I feel warrants interest. With that being said, I’d like to share a few images taken while on vacation (you know photographers are never really on vacation right?) As time permits I will post more images from this trip within the coming days. Please enjoy.
I love fall! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s my favorite time of the year! I’m thankful we’ve actually had a fall season here in Georgia this year because, usually everything dies too soon and I don’t get a chance to enjoy the wonderful fall colors along with the moderate temperatures. Despite being sick for the past week and a half I’ve tried to capture as much of the fall colors as possible whenever I go out. I need more before their all gone!!!