It has been over two years since Jeanne and I went on a photo run. We use to do it almost every weekend but then came retirement, golf and other interests and so went the weekly photo run.
On Jeanne’s birthday this past Summer she said all she wanted for her birthday was to pick a day and go on a photo run. So that’s what we did last Saturday.
Started out around 10:00 a.m. and went North up the winding roads and hills following the river to the small community of McGregor. I can’t remember seeing so many people and so many motorcycles. It was hard to imagine that there is a pandemic going on.
One of our stops was at Pike’s Peek State Park. It was absolutely packed with people. We wore our masks but there was no way to social distance although we did our best.
I have to apologize for these images. The sky was terrible Saturday with no clouds so it was uninteresting and harsh light. That being said the fall foliage was magnificent.
You could not have picked a better day weather wise, which is why there were so many people out and about.
In the following day I will show you some of the images I made during the day. We went up the Iowa side and came back on the Wisconsin side of the river. The colors were much brighter and more pronounced on Iowa side.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Another one shot and done post today. Nothing on my mind other than a brief comment about this image. I like it because it catches the transition of the leaf turning and eventually dropping to the ground. Such is life.
You can see more detail if you click on the image.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
Some fall foliage for you today. Yesterday afternoon (waiting on the golden hour) I went to the Dubuque Arboretum to see if I could photograph the waterfall they have there. I had a technique I had learned and wanted to try it out.
Unfortunately two things were against me yesterday. One the water falls wasn’t falling. It was broken and under repair and the golden hour never materialized. The sky was overcast and gray. I could see the outline of the sun trying to burn through but it never made its appearance.
So these first two images I did in HDR. It works for buildings why not trees and bushes? I’m happy with the results. There isn’t much growing at the Arboretum this time of year but it is a peaceful serene place to visit and commune with nature.
I photographed this guy on Sunday when the sky was a beautiful blue and there was plenty of sunlight.
Nothing of importance on my mind this morning so I’ll thank you for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
I decided to take a different route home last evening hoping to find some more harvest scenes. The contest deadline I want to enter is rapidly approaching and I haven’t found what I’m looking for.
I didn’t find any harvest scenes so I decide to shoot some fall foliage. I’m not thrilled with the images I have for you today but they are what I have.
So while shooting trees I came across this guy sitting in the top of a pine tree. I did a turn around and found a place to park. I was trying to be stealthy but of course that’s hard for me. Once I got close he took off. This image is a little soft as the light was quickly setting and I really didn’t have the camera set up for an eagle shot. When I get a chance to capture an eagle in flight or just sitting I’m going to take it no matter. 🙂
I went to a ribbon cutting yesterday afternoon at a local care center in Maquoketa. The manager is a good friend of mine and we have been on several projects and boards together. They added a new section to their facility to take care of people transitioning from the hospital to their home. It is really a nice enhancement and the care center is well run by my friend.
That’s it for today. Hope you enjoy your mid-week hump day. I’ll do my best to get the Halloween House images and video processed for you tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by and be careful.