Monday, October 11, 2010

Colorful Reflections

Anytime you can combine nice fall color with reflections in a pond/lake/stream etc. your chances of making a nice photo increase. This was taken in Wilmington, NY in the shadows of Whiteface Mountain.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Autumn on the East Branch

East Branch of the Ausable River. Not as renowned of a fishery as the West Branch and not quite as scenic but a great stream nonetheless. Taken mid day with a polarizer and ND filter to blur the water.

Monday, October 4, 2010

130th Vermont Autumn

I have been into photography as a serious hobby for almost 2 years and this barn offers one of if not THE nicest photo ops I have come across. I saw a shot of this barn in a magazine and wasn't that impressed with the treatment it received. I could tell it was just a grab shot and the photographer either wasn't that adept at photography or just didn't care to take a great shot.

I researched this barn and found other photos of it and found out roughly where it was. When I finally came upon it I immediately smiled and knew it was a great spot. With the mountains behind it, the beautiful early fall light and the hint of fall color this barn is a fascinating piece of Americana. I cannot wait to shoot it in the winter!

I am curious to know when that roof was put on this barn. My guess is that when the barn was built the date wouldn't have been significant as it was just a barn. I could of course, be wrong.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

How Many Adirondack Autumns Has This Barn Seen?

I love old barns. Each one tells it's own story and this barn is no exception. This barn sits on Route 9N/73 in Keene, NY along the High Peaks Scenic Highway. If I were to guess that 1000 people stopped and photographed this barn today alone, I would probably be on the low side.There was a steady stream of cars coming and going and I saw an impressive array of photography equipment coming and going as well.

I have passed this barn at least 50 times in my life and each time have thought this would make a great photo. Today, with the fall color in full stride, it was a no brainer. I don't think this barn could be placed in a more picturesque spot. Taken with the D90, 18-105VR and a Cokin Polarizer to tame the sky and color.