Sunday, October 3, 2010

Autumn Colours

Hello everyone,

Well, I made a decision to build a patio this past summer.  I severely underestimated what effort was required.  My inability to understand the demand of such a project impacted my ability to be behind the camera.  That said, I decided to take a few minutes to post some fall images and let you know that I'm still here!

These were taken in the fall of 2008 in and around Algonquin Park - an awesome year for fall colours.  I did not make it up there this year as my annual 'boys' weekend was cancelled.  But I will be back next year.

I paid the price of this set of images which was taken on the Oxtongue River just outside the park boundary.  My arms, legs, and hands were on the menu that evening in late September 2008 for many blood sucking insects.  Of course, I conveniently left the bug spray in the car.  But I was so taken aback from the beauty of this scene, I didn't even realize that I was being eaten alive.  Until later.....

However, It was all worth it.  I was fortunate enough to have one of these images chosen for the cover of a text book ( and one of my favourite images from that year.

Enough babble, please enjoy the images - autumn is a beautiful time to get some amazing pictures.  Hopefully these inspire you to get out and get some of your own!

First, here's the image that became the cover shot:

I also took a vertical of this one:

A couple more from the same location:

Here is an image of the fall colours in Algonquin Park at the Lake of Two Rivers:

And finally, a couple images on the Lake of Bays.

This has just a splash of red, but I do like how it turned out.