Monday, October 4, 2010

(Day 277) River in fall

I drove to Merrickville this afternoon to see what fall along the Rideau River looked like. Of course it wasn't a direct drive there, since there was beautiful fall foliage along the way also, needing to be captured before it lost its richness. Sasha and I looked down on the river from the bridge, and it bore little resemblance to the river I posted back in early spring. We walked along the canal till we found a path through the undergrowth that led to the river.

Where in the spring we would have been swept away, there were now bare rocky ledges with only a small stream cascading over them. Fall seemed to be coming more slowly along the river than further away from it where most trees had already turned a fiery red/orange and had lost a lot of foliage. Here there were still a lot of green leaves, so I shall have to make a return visit soon.

(18-55mm  f22  1/8 sec  ISO200)

22 comments:

Lisa said...

You found heaven on earth.. Stuning color and love the exposure.. What an amazing place.
Wonderful Photography.Wish it was mine. :)

S. Etole said...

Like the flow of the water and the red in the woods ...

darlin said...

This has to be one of the best photos, if not the best one, that I've seen this year for fall photos! What a magnificent photo Rick, and as Lisa mentioned, a little piece of heaven on earth masterfully captured! Did I mention yet that I LOVE IT! :-) Have a wonderful week Rick!

becky said...

Looks like a wonderful place to walk! Gorgeous photo.
:)

Rick said...

@Lisa - it's in a little place I frequent often, and not that accessible so it's quiet there (at least people-wise). Thank you for your kind words Lisa !

Rick said...

@S. Etole - thank you Susan !

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you Darlene *blush*. There are so many beautiful places and I'm glad I've been put into the midst of them.

Rick said...

@becky - yes, and I try to get there as often as possible. Thank you Becky !

chasity said...

oh yes...you got a wonderful shot of it this day!!
the perfect angle~ beautiful fall colors.

it's wonderful rick.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photo of the river and the red and browns of the leaves. You live in paradise! In the autumn light is beautiful, take the opportunity to take photos. A greeting.

marty said...

you know what ? this place is wonderful
and I would like to be there !
bisous Rick

Rick said...

@chasity - thank you Chas !

Rick said...

@Leovi - thank you; sometimes we take the beauty around us for granted - may we always keep our eyes 'open'.

Rick said...

@marty - if you're in the neighbourhood ... ;-)

Bisous marty !

Katherine said...

Free flowing water frozen in time !!! What a fabulous still of running water. I love it Rick & I love that spot!

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you Katherine; you should have seen that river today - they opened the flood control gates some, due to all the rain we've had, and this gentle stream was a raging torrent today !

Here I Am/Carrie said...

what an amazing array of colors. Must have been so nice there..

Rick said...

@Here I Am/Carrie - it was a beautiful spot along the river bank; glad I went that day because they opened the flood control gates and the river was raging yesterday !

MedaM said...

I simply cannot stop looking at this photo!

Krista said...

Oh, this is magnificent! i love the balance between the fall colours and the bright green summer foliage. I look forward to seeing what this turns into over the next couple of weeks!

Rick said...

@MedaM - I loved this particular spot and made a lot of photos here - this one I liked best; thank you Meda !

Rick said...

@Krista - I`ll make a point of coming back here (as long as they close the flood control gates which they opened the day after I shot this !). Thanks Krista - and Happy Thanksgiving !