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Wednesday, 19 October 2022


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I'd be interested in seeing what you could do with fall color in black and white photography.

" I don't take real pictures of fall foliage."

Gee, I do, though usually not at peak. Rather when it's more subtle: http://www.carlweese.com/HiddenValley1022/index.html

Early and late fall color can be delicate and rewarding.

Lovely glimpses of Fall colors, Mike.

I miss the season-changing colors I experienced in the NE growing up. Happy to say they will be coming back to my eyes soon because I am moving to PA next year. I look forward to photographing a new landscape and being back in the mountains. So much to do!

Nice photos.

We are past "peak" here in southwestern New Hampshire... the maples are done, the oaks still turning, and the birches just starting.

The oaks have put on a nice display this year keeping their orange-brown color for a decent interval. Many years the oaks go from green to drab brown very quickly.

One small quibble though... you write "lots of cool weather to cue the leaves to change". This is incorrect.

The cue for leaves to change color is the photo period (i.e. the interval between dawn and dusk). The temperature and other weather conditions do effect the rest of the process and thus determine if it will be a "good" foliage season or not.

The Forest Service has a nice website on fall colors with more information than most folks will want to know; see: https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/fall-colors/science-of-fall-colors

MA and PA are in pretty good shape too...





I smiled at your mention of 'mostest biggest bestest' in the same breath as you talk about using your 'pocket camera' :)

Mike, is it possible that your "note taking camera" is a bit too serious about fall colors? Image #2 certainly takes fall colors to the max...

But then, maybe I am just jealous, as Bavarian fall never is that spectacular. Sure, we have intensive yellow from maples in some mountain valleys, but the reds here certainly are more brownish, with the exception of non-autochthonous trees in some botanical gardens.

Good images; very beautiful.

I’m on my home from Singapore, and during our visit we got into the city-state’s parks and gardens, including the Botanic Gardens. Very beautiful (especially the National Orchid Collection - the orchid is Singapore’s flower), but as we were walking round it occurred to me that they never see autumn colours - all their trees are evergreen.

We take the visible cycle of the seasons for granted, but billions of people don’t experience it.

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