I’ve been preparing for 3 shows, a gallery exhibit and a fund-raiser, all starting next week. But to my surprise, fall in Bucks County, PA has turned quite beautiful. I felt a walk was in order to take it all in. So I packed a bag, not with a change of cloth and toothbrush, but with a camera, a few lenses and a couple Cliff Bars. Arriving in the dark at a favorite haunt, I watched the moon set over a distant ridge and spoke with a bird watcher about how great the hawk migration has been this year. In time I could see the vibrance of maple, oak, and sycamore leaves as the sun lit them from behind.

To the trails I went and began to work. It was very affecting. I responded quickly to the dramatic light, vivid reds, yellows and oranges, but also to the geometry I could create by purposeful composition and perspective. Wide angle thru short telephoto focal lengths allowed me to make images that conveyed the grandeur of an otherwise ordinary fall day. Five hours later, I was pretty spent, but was pretty pleased I made it out.

Sun filled fall day.....

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2 thoughts on “Reaching Peak….

  1. Sounds like a nice meditative morning. I always notice things are always hectic when the foliage is at peak. It’s one of those things you can’t hold off. I’m headed out this weekend and hopefully next week for some foliage shots of the Moravian buildings in Bethlehem, PA.

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