Autumn Highlights

When I looked back over the last ten weeks, I got the feeling of how incredible it has been.  It started with a trip to North and South Dakota to visit my daughter and photograph the landscape and wildlife of the rugged Badlands in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

A herd of Bison grazing in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Northern section in North Dakota.

A herd of Bison grazing in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Northern section in North Dakota. Nikon D70/80-400VR, 1/160s, f/13, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 122mm focal length.

Upon returning to New York, I visited the LaFayette Apple Festival after photographing the Apple Run.  The valley trees were close to peak colors as seen above the many tents used by the festival.

Trees showing autumn colors above some of the LaFayette Apple Festival tents.

Trees showing autumn colors above some of the LaFayette Apple Festival tents. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/160s, f/18, ISO 200, EV +0.6, 300mm focal length.

A couple of weeks later, I enjoyed a Saturday shooting with the Syracuse Photographer Association Meetup group.  First, we went to Webster’s Pond followed by an excursion to Oakwood Cemetery.

A male Mallard Duck swims on Webster's Pond with the colors of autumn reflected in the water.

A male Mallard Duck swims on Webster's Pond with the colors of autumn reflected in the water. Nikon D700/80-400VR, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 4000, EV +0.6, 400mm focal length.

This next photo is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image of the Family Gere plot in Oakwood Cemetery.  For your information, Richard Gere is a native of North Syracuse, New York. I have no information that this is his family’s but it could be.

The Family Gere plot located in Oakwood Cemetery near Syracuse, New York.

The Family Gere plot located in Oakwood Cemetery near Syracuse, New York. Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, f/16, 16mm focal length.

Traveling down to Walt Disney World, I found the Magic Kingdom all decked out for Halloween.  While it did not feel like autumn to me in the 80 degree F temperatures, the spirit and colors of the holiday was fully represented.

Happy Jack O'Lanterns greet guests before a Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

Happy Jack O'Lanterns greet guests before a Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 200, EV 0, 15mm focal length.

With lake effect snow in the forecast for this weekend, it is looking like my walk at Beaver Lake Nature Center will be the last for this year in temperatures over 60 degrees. Fittingly, the beech trees are one of the last to drop their golden leafs.

Golden beech leafs at the Beaver Lake Nature Center near Baldwinsville, New York.

Golden beech leafs at the Beaver Lake Nature Center near Baldwinsville, New York. Nikon D700/280300VR, 1/50s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 300mm focal length.

As I said, it was an incredible Autumn of 2010.  This is my submission for Assignment 10: Autum 2010.  Look for a recap next week of all your wonderful submissions.  In the meantime, I will be changing this blog’s format tomorrow so be prepared for a little chaos over the next couple of days.  To my United States readers, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving weekend.

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28 Responses to Autumn Highlights

  1. Anna says:

    All bright and interesting captures, and great presented together. I really like the buffalo and Badlands photo. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  2. Gerry says:

    You have had a good season, haven’t you! And after all that, I love the beech best. Happy Thanksgiving, Scott. Enjoy playing with the blog–it’ll be a lot more fun than Competitive Shopping.

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  3. montucky says:

    You did indeed have a fantastic Autumn season, Scott! Wonderful photos, all! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Wonderful and striking colours in your Autumn, Scott. The National Park must be a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for this colourful journey through your Fall and Happy Thanksgiving !

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  5. Karma says:

    What a beautiful assortment of pictures. You had some great photography opportunities this autumn. I just love the duck! The colors are gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  6. All great shots, I heard that the best time to go to Disneyworld is in October during Halloween

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  7. Carsten says:

    Wow, what a collection of beautiful colors.
    My browser opened with just the top of image 2 visible. Scrolling down showed the tents. Almost too much color!
    The beech leaves in this yellow color are one of my favourites among this autumns motives.

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  8. The colours in all this are gorgeous. I particularly like the second shot, with the contrast between the clean lines and shapes of the roof and the random mix in the background.

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  9. truels says:

    Great presentation of your autumn, Scott! Autumn-colors are amazing in all the excellent images, my favorites are the landscape from Theodore Roosevelt National Park (beautiful colors on the trees in the middle) – and the beech leaves (great contrast to the fine background).

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  10. Giiid says:

    Being a person enjoying colors, as I do, these photos are a pleasure to see. They all seem to reflect a joyful accept of the change of seasons, focusing on incomming possibilities more than on the lost. The last photo will be perfect as a “keep-up the mood” during winter.

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  11. Beautiful fall pictures, LOOOVE the last one!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Nye says:

    Scott, beautiful collection of Autumn colors from different regions of the country. My favorite image has to be the herd of Bison grazing in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, it looks so calm and peaceful out there.

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  13. Mitch says:

    Absolutely stunning. I love the first two, but the colors in that second one are outstanding!

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  14. Kathy says:

    What a colorful and photogenic autumn you’ve had, Scott. What a beautiful life it is. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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