Project 365: Pumpkins and pinecones and a gentle goodnight to autumn

by DaniGirl on November 12, 2011 · 2 comments

in Photo of the Day

There was a stat quoted in the Ottawa paper the other day, to the effect that in the 75 years they’ve been keeping records there has never been a year that no measurable snow fell before Remembrance Day. Hasn’t it been just the most lovely, pleasant autumn?

The photo ops have been throwing themselves at me this week. I haven’t so much sought out pictures as have tableaus call out for my attention, like the setting sun silhouetting the last of our pumpkins just before I put it out in the compost bin. (The pinecone was an afterthought but I love the way it refracted the setting sun behind it!)

317:365 Sun sets on another autumn

And with the change from daylight to standard time, it’s no longer pitch black when I drive to work in the morning, so I can be seduced into being late for work because I stopped to take pictures of the thick morning fog. Like this:

319:365 Foggy morning at the Long Island Lock

On the other end of the day, though, it’s barely dinner time when the sun sets, and when you see a gorgeous magenta-orange sky you have to run out and leave the pasta to boil over while you take a few pictures like this:

321:365 Red sky at night

I did a portrait session with my BFFs and their extended family, and although I had to twist a few arms to get them to do a leaf toss shot for me, it ended up being one of my favourites from the day. πŸ™‚

316:365 Leaf toss

You could say i was board when I took this one. πŸ˜‰ I just liked the tinge of colour, the iron handle and latch, and the repetitive pattern of the boards.

320:365 Wooden door

Sometimes the whole photography obsession can get annoying, like when you’re raking the leaves and running out of daylight and you like the way the light hits a couple of pinecones you just raked out of the pile so you drop the rake and pick up the camera and suddenly it’s 20 minutes later and you have a lot of great pictures of pinecones but half a lawn of unraked leaves.

Pinecone love

I was trying to think of a good tribute shot for both 11-11-11 and Remembrance Day, and when I found this fallen tree and stump I knew it was exactly the thought I wanted to express.

322:365 Fallen (11-11-11)

So do you think we could be lucky enough to hold out until December for the first snow shot?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kimberli November 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

The silhouette is beautiful, I love how the sun sparkles through the pinecone. Everyone looks like they are having a good time with the fall leaves. Thanks! πŸ™‚

2 Hannah@Hama Toys on Sale November 15, 2011 at 12:41 am

I love your shot of acorn and pumpkin, the against the light thing works on making that picture perfect.

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