Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

A photo challenge starting January 5th 2009. One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Aster has been appointed moderator of this forum in recognition of her commitment to making it great fun. This does not prevent others from setting challenges!

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One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Participants should provide basic camera data (body, lens, ISO, mode, exposure over-ride or WB settings), and details of raw processing and subsequent PP.
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Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby aster » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:10 am

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Hello and welcome to our new seasonal challenge! :D

Inspired by an article on Fall Foliage in The New York Times and loving the colours of what I have witnessed, I believe the forests and trees are on a fiery exuberance of beautiful and diverse display at the moment.

There is also a video embedded on the same page on the Foliage in Vermont which can also be viewed on YouTube. The video belongs to someone who took a neat shot at it. Probably taken with the help of a drone, I only linked to the video because I wanted you to enjoy and be inspired by the glorious colours of Vermont forests, not to increase the number of views of the video.
(The video " This is Vermont Foliage" belongs to and is edited by Matt Benedetto.)

Link to YouTube - Video of October Foliage in Vermont

Good luck and looking forward to your Fall Foliage photos should you like to participate in the challenge. :)

Yildiz

ps. All links above to the article and video are fully functional. Please let me know if anything fails.

Specifications:
1./ Challenge #63 will run through 31/OCT/2016 - 03/DEC/2016
2./ The image dimensions must not exceed 1024*1024 pixels and the file size should be smaller than 250 KB.
3./ You can enter with 3 of your favourite images at the most.
4./ Creative thinking is encouraged. :) Would be nice to see newly taken photos.
5./ Disclaimer: The calender of the challenge may be updated later depending on the season's requirements and should you wish to take new photos.
6./ Enjoy!

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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby Birma » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:50 am

My first autumn foliage picture this year. I'm sure there are some more coming, but I thought I would get the ball rolling with this one.

Image2016 Piper's Hill - Beech Colours by Birm, on Flickr

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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby sury » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:13 am

Wonderful, Andy.

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Unread postby aster » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:11 am

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A scene that talks to my soul...nicely found and captured.

Thanks for sharing, Andy. :)

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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby Birma » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:12 pm

Thank you, Sury and Yildiz :)
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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby the_hefay » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:17 pm

Beautiful Andy.
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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby Ossie » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:23 pm

Andy

Lovely image

Here is one from me

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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby Birma » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:00 pm

Thanks Ossie and Jeff :)

I have been thinking about reflected colours and your lovely picture here inspires me to get out and look for some!
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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby Dusty » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:28 pm

Wonderful shot, Birma!

Fall is not coming to the Midwest this year. Today it's 70F/21C, but it does promise to get down to 55F/13C by Saturday. They're predicting the first frost Thanksgiving Night (Nov 24th).

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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby aster » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:40 pm

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Just like holding a mirror into the soul of the forest, Ossie. :)

Thanks for sharing,

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Unread postby david antony » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:05 am

Fascinating photo Birma. Love it. (ツ)

Superb reflection Ossie.

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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby bakubo » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:18 am

Autumn leaves in the rain, Ogimachi, Shirakawa-go, Japan 2009 -- Sony A700

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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby aster » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:56 pm

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bakubo wrote:Autumn leaves in the rain, Ogimachi, Shirakawa-go, Japan 2009 -- Sony A700


The little pools of water held in the 'palm' of the leaves are almost visible...and to catch that one drop of water before it parts with the tip of the leaf giving in to the gravity of Earth ? Good timing and attention to detail of the particular instance. :)

Thank you for sharing and participating, Henry. :) And on a side note; this photo and Japan made me watch several Fall Foliage videos on YouTube today. Ancient Japanese arcitecture and Zen Gardens with formal landscaping against the unruly growth of decidious trees that embrace them have a timeless serene nature-born wisdom to it...or, so I felt. : )

In other words, if you have photos of such scenes, they would be more than welcome as well.

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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby aster » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:24 am

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Hi, :)

Just a little reminder that you're welcome to submitting more photos for this challenge. We had some very encouraging starters from members! Would love to see more of your hidden photo-treasury. :D

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Re: Challenge #63: "Autumn/Fall Foliage" - 31/Oct.-03/Dec./2016 - Submissions

Unread postby bakubo » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:35 pm

Yildiz, just to keep the ball rolling I will post a few more. :) I hope others will post too. Both of these are in Sapporo a couple of weeks ago.

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