It all came together on Friday afternoon. I visited a town forest known as Rocky Woods in Medfield, Massachusetts, someplace I haven’t been to in decades. It was late in the afternoon, so the sun was low and warm in color, and although the peak was past, there were still some beautiful colors in the foliage. And I was fortunate to have with me a camera and some time to kill.
I followed the red trail around the pond, and here are some of my discoveries.
A cluster of these pink leaves hugged the edge of the path.
The pond was completely still and created an almost perfect mirror image.
For something a little different, here’s the same image converted to black and white via Nik Color Efex Pro:
Despite this being the season that sees an end to most growing things, these delicate sprouts were found on the same branch as decaying leaves.
The sunlight shone right through this old tree trunk.
When I had walked to the shaded side of the pond, with the sun to my back, I looked across and saw the last of the light and colors. A slow 1/15 second exposure and an intentional quick upward panning resulted in the “impressionist” view.
Once I had completed the loop around the pond, I looked back for one last glance at the pond.
I’ll share a few more shots from this wonderful little visit, over the next few days.