Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall 16










Fall 16

This is the last of the Fall Series for this year.  From the feedback I have received, most of you have enjoyed the 160 images I've shared over the past 16 days.  All of today's photos were taken in Holyrood.
 

I have several birch trees in my yard and photograph them in all seasons.  This year there are hundreds of tiny birches growing all over my property.  Some are in ideal locations, but I will have to move may others later in the Fall.  There are also several young mountain ash (dogberry) trees growing and most of them are growing well.  The first year I moved to my house (6 years ago today) I transplanted 2 maple trees and planted them along my driveway around 20 feet apart.  One is around 4 metres (13 feet) tall and the other around 1.5 metres (5 feet).  Moose have been pruning the shorter on which must be along a path they travel through my property.  The other never gets eaten.  

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall 15










Fall  15

Before I end this Fall Series, I thought I'd share images scanned from slides that date back to the early 1970's when I purchased my first 35 mm camera, a Miranda Sensorex that I purchased in 1970 while working a summer job in Timmins, Ontario.  In those days I was paid once a month and the camera and one roll of slide film cost around $225, nearly 1/2 the first cheque I received that summer. I was a happy 21 year old when I left the camera store that day!

The first six photos were taken in Holyrood in the early 1980's.  This time of the year you will see many large maples with bright yellow leaves as you drive along the Conception Bay highway.  The dogberry (mountain ash) trees were photographed in my front yard on the Salmonier Line in Holyrood.

The bright red maple was photographed in Central Newfoundland near Grand Falls/Windsor.  I made several images of this tree including this one, made as I stood underneath and looked up to capture the colourful sight.  The tall birches were also photographed in Central Newfoundland.


The young maple was growing close to a fence in downtown St. John's.  In 1982, I visited Pippy Park in St. John's to make Fall photos.  I always liked the one with the trunk of a large tree in the foreground with colourful leaves in the background.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall 15








Fall  15

Thanks for your comments regarding the Fall photos taken on the west coast of Newfoundland. It is mid-October here and the leaves are just starting to change colour.  I heard an interview on the radio yesterday and apparently leaves are changing colour later in the year in some places because of global warming.  There are two things that cause leaves to change colour: the fewer hours of daylight and cool weather.  Since temperatures are warmer trees don't produce the chemicals that cause the leaves to change on cue.  It is possible that the colours won't be as bright as in the past. That would be sad because many people enjoy the beautiful colours of the Fall season.


This October has been unusually warm here with temperatures in the high 20°C (high 70°and 80°F) range - In fact it reached 30°C (90°F) here in Holyrood.  Several species of flowers such as dandelion and lupines that normally bloom in spring and early summer have been blooming around here recently.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall 14













Fall  14

This is the last of the Fall photos of Gros Morne National Park. From the comments I've received, many of you have enjoyed this series.  I've included a couple more images of Gros Morne Mountain with a large cloud that seems to touch its peak.  I climbed that mountain on a beautiful day in the summer of 1984.  When I reached the top, the clouds were so close that my upper body was in the clouds, but my lower body wasn't.  As I walked around the top of the mountain, I would walk in and out of the clouds.   You can view a few of the photos I took during that long hike at: http://www.lanephotography.com/gros_morne/gros-morne/gros-morne.htm


Three photos show part of Bonne Bay with a reflection of the colourful shoreline in the still water.  I pulled over on the side of the highway to make a few photos of the colourful  trees.  The lone orange deciduous tree among the green evergreens caught my attention.  The last two images were taken on the drive from the park to Deer Lake.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall 13










Fall  13

The mountains in Gros Morne are part of the ancient Appalachian Mountain Range that formed between 300 and 500 million years ago.  In that time natural forces have worn down the mountains to the beautiful hills and valleys that we see today. 


This morning you can see images of the mountains taken from different angles.  Shooting away from the sun shows colourful trees growing to the peak of the some mountains along the shores of Bonne Bay.  Shooting into the sun and fog gives a totally different, but equally beautiful, view.  You will also see closer views of some of the colourful trees.

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