Sunday, October 9, 2011

The world through rose-coloured glasses

First off, a Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow bloggers here in Canada. May we never take for granted all that we're blessed with in this great country.

Today I had the opportunity to see first hand what the world might look like when seen through rose-coloured glasses. A few of us went for a walk down a small dirt road which wanders through the woods just a few miles from our home. As I was remarking on the fall colours (first photo), one of my daughters suggested I look at them through her sunglasses. After recovering from optic overload I decided to shoot the same scene through her sunglasses (second photo).

(both photos made with an 18-55mm lens at f8.0, ISO200 and shutter speeds of 1/50 and 1/25 sec respectively)


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those glasses may be rose coloured,but I must say,I prefer the natural look.

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ju-north said...

Love the first pic! A great walk and good that you didn't have to go far to find it!

FotoAnna said...

Beautiful autumn colours !
Greetings from Holland,

biebkriebels said...

I think the first one is red enough, at fall you have those beautiful colours in nature. I like the change from green to red and then nothing.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

A great study on different perspectives! Very creative! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lúcia said...

That was fun!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! :)

Leslie said...

FUN! Such a lovely place to walk. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family - blessings to you!

Riet said...

Wat prachtig Rick die natuur met zijn heerlijke kleuren. De tweede ziet er inderdaad rozig uit.
Fijne dag!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

looks like a great walk, the scenery is fantastic as are your fall pictures!

lovely fall colours!

i also love your header!
absolutely gorgeous!

happy Thanksgiving day!

Hilda R.B said...

Great play whit the photo.
Happy Thanksgiving day!

tipper said...

Wow-what an unbelievable effect those glasses have! I liked both pics : )

imac said...

WOW Rick what a difference in colour.
Great Photography + wonderful sunglass sight.

ioan moldovan said...

Beautiful colors. Great photos!

Carmi said...

I love the natural colors, of course, but what really strikes me is the pathway itself. I wonder what's at the end, and what I'll find if I keep walking. Either way, a delightful way of interpreting this week's theme.

Great to have you along...hope you chime in on the next one, triangular.

pumpkydine said...

That road needed someone to walk down it and those beautiful leaves definitely needed to be photographed and shared with everyone. Thanks for being the one! I agree on the "optic overload" wow! That second shot is rich. Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Friends and have a great week.

Fábio Martins said...

I like very much the second picture!

Rick said...

I think I do too, Ruth, but it was interesting to see how she saw the world through those glasses !

Hello Peter ! Thank you for coming to visit, and your kind words. Your English is absolutely fine - I have no problems with it (technology can bridge a lot of the communications gap). I hope to see you here again.

Hi Julia - thanks for your nice comment. It's surprising what can be found so close to home.

Dank je wel, Anna - voor je bezoek en mooi commentaar. I hope to see you again soon.

I agree, Marianne - the natural looks the best, and the other is interesting.

becky said...

Beautiful both ways Rick. Happy thanksgiving to you!

Soraia Brito said...

Great shots!

Carolina said...

Hello Rick, happy day for you and yours.
The photos are very original and add beauty to the already wonderful autumn!
Best Regards.

Beyond My Garden said...

such fun with color.

Rick said...

Thank you, Karin !

Thank you very much, Lúcia, for your visits and nice comments !

Thanks, Leslie - it's a place I visit frequently, and especially at this time of year.

Ha ha - dank e wel, Riet. Ja, met die bril op, ziet alles er rozig uit ! Fijne woensdag !

Thank you so much, Betty - it's a beautiful, peaceful walk.

Rick said...

Thank you, Hilda - both are straight out of the camera but I shot the 2nd one through my daughter's sunglasses.

Thank you kindly, Tipper !

Thanks, Stewart - now if the world REALLY did look that rosy ...

Thank you for visiting and leaving a nice comment, Ioan! I hope to see you back here soon.

Hello Carmi - thanks for stopping by. Yes, very interesting little road - I have followed it quite a way and there are many other interesting scenes along the way. I'll be over to visit again - can't say I'll be able to join in each time but will see when I find the time. I appreciate your visit and comments (and you have a very interesting site).

I discovered it quite by accident, Randy, even though it was quite close (3 miles) to home. I've been here a number of times since and it never disappoints (I've featured it here on my blog in both spring and winter - not summer. yet). Thank you for your nice comment.

Rick said...

Obrigado, Fábio ! It certainly is rich !

Thank you very much, Becky !

Thanks, Soraia !!

Gracias, Carolina. Yes, autumn is such a colourful season. I hope your spring is equally beautiful ! Have a wonderful week.

Yes, thank you, Nellie (and that's what my daughter sees ALL the time ;-)

magda said...

My dear friend Rick, hi
Very clever idea!!!
Wonderful and the two versions!!!!
A hug

CarreraCaballo said...

I like the first photo a lot, the autumn colors melt together perfectly. The second photo is the true interpretation of what they call "Indian Summer" :-)

Greetz to you, Rick,


lisa said...

Amazing, amazing colors!
These could not be more wonderful!

Valentina Dragan said...

Just beautiful!!!

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Rick you are so creative and I can really see that now as I have just taken some time to watch your slidehshow. Truly talented and sooo many amazing photos to see at one place. Your work is very inspirational for me. You are always trying new things as here with these photos. Alway looking for the new way to view things. Just love it.

Minusca said...

Perhaps the most beautiful season in the nature, Autumn colors are magnificent.
Kiss, Happy Sunday

teca said...

Autumn color is as beautiful as the spring, honey... wow wonderful are yours shots!!! Thank you!!!
Warm hug, beijos, beijos and love.