A Squirrel with Attitude

Today I was feeling on the lazy side so I decided to take my camera out for a walk in my neighbourhood. There is a creek near my home that I like to explore when I don’t have the time or energy to drive somewhere else. Even in such a small area I can find many things to photograph if I take the time to look them.

Autumn Path

Autumn Path

In the above photograph I wanted to only have a small area in focus – the yellow leaves of the tree. To get this effect I shot this at ƒ2.8 to get the shallow depth of field.

Crossing over to the other side of the creek I heard a very upset resident. Looking around I found a black squirrel high up in a tree scolding me for disturbing whatever it may have been up to.

Getting the Eye

Getting the Eye

It was not too impressed that I had entered its territory. I’m sure it was happy when I moved on. Just down from the squirrel I found a bush with these pretty pink buds. It’s late in the season but there is still life ready to burst open. I have no idea what kind of plant this is but its nice to find different colours than the normal fall colours one expects to see.

Pink Bud

Pink Bud

As I reached the turn off to head home I spotted some red maple leaves. I liked that they were not the perfect specimens but rather had some character to them.

Red Leaves

Red Leaves

Wandering around my neighbourhood reminds me that you can do photography just about anywhere if you open your mind to be creative. Sometimes focusing in on a small area that you can revisit over and over again allows you to find more things to photograph.

A Walk in the Park

I had a lot more time this evening to explore Claireville for a good autumn shot. As I was chatting with my friend Nigel and angling my camera to take a photo of this wooden bridge with the sun shining through the trees this man and his dog came by. I happily snapped away as they walked by. 

A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

It was the perfect opportunity to photograph them as they walked away into the sunset.

Hiking a little further in the park Nigel and I got up close and personal with some very tall grass.

Autumn Painting

Autumn Painting

When I loaded this photo into the computer it looked more of a painting rather than a photograph. There’s just something about it. When I photographed it I felt much the same way about the shot but I didn’t think it would come across the same way. Luckily it did!

Autumn in Claireville

Just a quick photograph to share from a short walk I took in Claireville today.

Claireville Autumn Colours

Claireville Autumn Colours

I only wish that tree stump was gone or had something spectacular sitting on it – like a hawk. And I definitely have to explore those trees in the background a little closer, if possible.

Country Roads in Autumn

Just driving along the back roads close to home you can find some great things to photograph, especially when the most photogenic season is here – Autumn!. Today I headed up to Caledon, near the Forks of the Credit Provinical Park, with my friend Nigel to photograph a twisty road lined with trees displaying their fall foliage.

Autumn Drive

Autumn Drive

Some think it’s a great road to ride their motorcycles on. I tend to agree although I’m stuck with just using a car. 😉

It’s not just the road that’s fun to photograph. Looking up towards the treetops is another fun angle to capture the fall colours.

Tress Above

Tress Above

My favourite spot of the day we found while driving home on a side road. There were these gorgeous orange-leaved trees lined up along an old fence making the perfect pathway.

Absolute Autumn

Absolute Autumn

I sometimes wish autumn would last longer. These gorgeous colours go away too fast and there’s never enough time to enjoy this great season.

Autumn Light

I spent another day exploring Claireville’s autumn colours looking to find some beautiful light.

Though the trees

Though the trees

After coming home and viewing the photos I decided that they needed a vintage feel.

Light on the Reeds

Light on the Reeds

Autumn brings with it a very special light and I love getting out to capture it. I could spend many days enjoying this but sadly the season doesn’t last as long as I would want it to.

Autumn Light

Autumn Light

When is your favourite time of year?