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Fall Foliage

posted Oct 11, 2015, 5:27 PM by Phil Spitze   [ updated Oct 12, 2015, 3:50 PM ]
The last couple of weekends the fall foliage in the area has started to really develop.  I've been able to get out a few times alone, with friends, and with my students for a class.  Each time has been fantastic and worth every minute!  Here are some highlights...

ADIRONDACKS PARK


Birches with color.

A scenic drive through the Adirondacks.

My gigantic panoramic created from 42 different photographs and special processing.


FILLMORE GLEN STATE PARK 


While waiting for my ride, I spotted this great set of leaves in the process of changing right in our front yard!

One of the educational installations at the park is a replica of President Fillmore's boyhood log cabin.

Stone staircase at Fillmore Glen State Park, where I held my class.  More info:  http://parks.ny.gov/parks/157/details.aspx

The Cow Sheds waterfall in Fillmore Glen - one of the main attractions at the park.  I did a bit of extra processing to bring out the colors a bit more.  I love the Japanese feeling this image has for me.

I teach my students that there are many signs of fall, besides the obvious changing of colors.  To see more of my students' photos from the class, visit our website:  http://www.meetup.com/PhotoClasses/photos/26468089/

Next year's mighty oak. 

Fractured rock.

Pinnacle Falls - another big draw to Fillmore Glen SP.  Also processed to boost the color.

Two of the footbridges along the Gorge Trail that crisscross the creek that runs through the park.

Reflected colors and patterns along a rock ledge.  I shot close-up to create this abstract photo, as inspired by a lot of Art Wolfe's photos:  www.artwolfe.com

Some jagged edges and a rock cairn create a fun photo with the creek.


TULLY LAKE 


On the way home, we stopped by our old neighborhood and visited Tully Lake.  The colors looked great!

We were lucky to see this Osprey hunting over the lake when we first arrived.

Some ripples on the lake give the reflected colors an interested pattern.


BEAVER LAKE NATURE CENTER 


Finally, Kerry and I visited Beaver Lake Nature Center.  I got a couple of great reflection shots.

A solitary floating leaf.

Hope the colors near you are as exciting and colorful!

-PHIL