Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Are we there yet ?

I have some favourite areas I like to go and visit, particularly when fall colours are at their prime. Yesterday I decided to go on a test drive to gauge how the Master's fall decorating was progressing, before I visit a few of my favourite places. I'll let you judge.

(these were made with an 18-55mm lens at f11, ISO200, and various shutter speeds)

click on image for a larger view

34 comments:

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful nauture photos.

Fábio Martins said...

Four fantastic regists!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Slowly coming on! :)

Marty said...

des endroits magnifiques ! j'irais bien m'asseoir sur ce banc pour regarder l'eau bleue et l'or des feuilles ! la forêt est belle ! j'adore marcher dans les feuilles d'automne depuis toujours ! bisous dorés pour toi et merci pour tous les tiens !!!

pumpkydine said...

He leadeth me beside the still waters, He restoreth my soul! It Looks like the Master's plan is coming together nicely! Great shots, just teasing us with anticipation of what's to come.

Leslie said...

SO beautiful. i love and miss those autumn colours...

Riet said...

Prachtige foto's Rick. Mooi die verkleurende bomen.
Riet

Bitch said...

All four are so beautiful!
One can smell the autumn..
And thank you for your comments on my blog...
Have a very nice week, Rick!!!

Saz said...

They are all gorgeous. I really think you did great. (:

I love the autumn colours! <3

Toyin O. said...

Great pictures!

Farmchick said...

Great shots. Fall colors are a favorite of mine.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yes,redecorating is in full progress and as lovely as ever.

chasity said...

it's so nice to see the leaves changing. i'm loving every minute of it... and loving how you're capturing it.

Tricia said...

The Master... I love that! =)

The colors are coming along very nicely... can't wait for them to start turning here

beautiful shots =)

Soraia Brito said...

Great shots! I love the colours of the Autumn

Rick said...

Thank you, Hilda. (I visited your blog - beautiful, but I couldn't figure out how to leave a comment).

Obrigado, Fábio !

Ah yes it is, Nancy - and I'm gearing up for it.

Marty - I would join you on that bench and enjoy the warm sun and blue waters. Merci for your always nice words and les bisous d'or ! Warm bisous are being carried on the warm autumn breeze over to you !

Thank you, Randy - it's truly a magnificent time to see the spectacle unfolding. I'm preparing for another outing soon - hope to catch prime time !

Rick said...

Thank you, Leslie - hope I can fill the gap a little ;-)

Dank je wel, Riet - ik mag graag in het bos wandelen - gewoon schitterend.

Thanks, Monika ! In fact the smell of the autumn leaves is very much in the air now - wonderful ! I wish you a good week.

Thank you, Saz - if you're not tired of it yet, I hope to post a few more. soon.

Thank you for visiting and leaving a kind comment, Toyin !

Rick said...

Thanks Farmchick - a beautiful time of year I agree !

And what a job He does each year, Ruth - purely for our enjoyment !

Hi Chas, and thank you - I'm enjoying every minute seeing and capturing it (I regularly dive into my archives where I can again enjoy the beauty.)

Thank you, Tricia ! Who else could paint like this ?

Thank you, Soraia !

lisa said...

It looks like it is progressing beautifully Rick, and as always your photographs are simply beautiful!

darlin said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and the last one is stunning. I'm partial to water shots, probably because I'm not near any open waters, just a few man made puddles which they call lakes.

God sure is an amazing artist and He gave you the amazing gift of capturing His handiwork!

Cheers my friend! I'm going to be playing catch up when I'm caught up to my studies... see you in about 2 1/2 months! lol Just kidding, but this application for Australia set me back a few days... as Schwarzenegger said "I'll be back." :-)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, wow, I so enjoy looking at my Canadian friend's blogs and seeing the colors of fall. Some of our popcorn trees are beginning to turn, but that's about it. Hope you have a great weekend, Rick.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Absolutely Beautiful. Its getting cooler by the days here in Alberta.
Have a great day.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I just found your blog. Wow! What magnificent nature photos. The fall shots are really pretty.

Fernanda said...

I simply love them all, although I'm not fond of Autumn.
Why? Cause I feel awful. I'm sure I'll die on a beautiful sunny Autumn day... many years from now!!!!!!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow Rick! those are gorgeous photos!
love the composition and the colours very much. :)

great views, too!

Rick said...

Thank you, Lisa; yes, the colours are becoming more vivid by the day.

I did miss the oranges and reds of autumn when I lived in Alberta, although the larches set against the green of the pines were always gorgeous. Thank you Darlene - I always appreciate you taking the time out to come and visit, and your kind comments. And I'm so looking forward to seeing what you'll experience down under ! Have an awesome weekend !

Thank you, Laura - the 'cold' does bring its own rewards ;-) Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Thank you, Lisa - getting cooler here too (7C tomorrow !).

Nice of you to drop by, Brenda, and leaving such a nice comment. Do come by for a visit again. soon.

Oi Ná, but autumn is so beautiful - nothing can befall you when surrounded by such beauty. Thank you for your visit and have a safe weekend ! Beijos !

Thank you very much, Betty ! Enjoy a lovely autumn weekend.

Dawn said...

I love the field....but the water makes me want to go sit right beside it and watch the leaves turn.
Fall is a perfect photo time...and every time I leave my house I "hear" you saying...ABC.

Katherine said...

Hey there Rick .. I hope this comment finds you and your family all well. Sorry I've not been around in quite some time, I have just been so terribly busy. I have missed my time in blogland. My time is still scant for anything other than work & study. I have so much on my plate at the moment. Your Fall photos are beautiful as always Rick and I'm glad you shared your special places with us. I have some photos myself that I will probably post sometime tonight if I get the chance but here in the land of oz there is colour bursting all around.

magda said...

My dear friend Rick, hi
I'm coming back.
Wonderful autumn photos, with very nice colors and peace!!!
Best regards

Lea said...

Beautiful colors! I like best the one on the lower right, perfect angle.

teca said...

Ufffff! The shots are wonderful indeed, honey! Thank you very much to share them. Loved all! :))
Many beijos with joy and friendship!
Have a great week.
Hugs and spring flowers from Brasil.

Rick said...

Dawn ;-) Thank you, and I'm glad you remembered ABC (was just over at your blog enjoying your beautiful fall shots !).

Hi Katherine - thanks for dropping over; I can appreciate how busy you are, and I hope you still have a little time left over for yourself. I shall be over later to see if you managed to share some photos. Have a great week !

Hello Magda !! So nice to see you're back, and thank you. I shall come visit you soon to join you in a tour of another place you've visited. A wonderful week for you !

Very nice to hear from you, Lea, and thank you for your kind words. I'll be over to 'see' you ;-)

Oi teca ! Obrigado for your visits, your kind words, and your friendship ! So nice to hear your spring has arrived - I will need to look at 'your place' soon to enjoy. Many beijos and happy sunny week for you !!

Tim said...

Beautiful - great autumn scenery!

Rick said...

Thank you, Tim !