Friday, March 6, 2009

Colors in nature

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek



Ok so it may not be a fresh off the press photo story Friday but I was just going through a few of the "old" photos yesterday and posting them on my website.

Here are a few of the ones I found was interesting in one way or another ;-)

The first one is from one of our walks up to the lower White oak canyon falls. This one I remember mostly because I spotted the red leaves on the tree and it was kind of "sticking out".
The funny part is how Jacki's response was why in the world I would take a photo of red leaves and a couple of months later a very similar photo shows up on the front page of one of the nature photo magazines. That keeps being funny ;-)



Next up is another one from the same location. The stream in the background is coming from the falls but at this place it's just a little stream with a couple of drops along the way. My attempt was to have an interesting background with some colors in the foreground.



And finally from a little pool of still standing water next to the white oak canyon falls is a single red leaf in the water. This is of course interpreted a wee little bit and I dropped all colors but the color in the leaf.



It has been a while since my last visit to the mountains and with house painting, cleaning, moving and all that good stuff it may be a while. In the mean time at least I got a few photos around from previous visits ;-)

Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend...

18 comments:

kaye said...

the last pictures is my favorite. I also love visiting the mountains in the fall. The color is breathtaking.

Mom24 said...

Those are really beautiful pictures. It makes me long for Spring, even though they're Fall pictures. :)

lisaschaos said...

you make me long for warmer days! :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

LOVELY! Gorgeous photos. Happy PSF to you :-)

Krystyn said...

I love the red leaf in the gray background.

And, what Jacki said cracked me up.

Shellie said...

Those are great shots!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh I can't wait for better weather to see some of nature's crayons be put to use!

That last picture just DRAWS me in - so lovely Peter.

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Wow, gorgeous shots. I especially love the edit on the last photograph!

Wayne said...

What great pictures how did you get the affect of the colour leaf on the black and white?

Indrani said...

Great shots heralding the warm days ahead!

Kimber said...

I love these photos. I can't wait for warmer days!!

Casey's trio said...

Great pictures!

Peter Dyrholm said...

Thank you all for your kind comments :-)
Next tutorial coming up will outline the last photo and the steps I took to create it in photoshop.
Stay tuned ;-)

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

What beautiful pictures!!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

stunning is the red against the green and the red leaf is awesome as well! Lovely shots that make one yearn for summer!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Fabulous photos! I adore gem-colored leaves, with red being my favorite. Our fall is fantastic here in Northern California. We have four distinct seasons with something splendid in all of them.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Oh! So beautiful. I could just sit there all day. You captured it so wonderfully.