Fall colour

Fall foliage

I don’t seem to be getting out as much as I’d like to this year. That’s especially true about this fall. Not all that sure why, but that’s the way it is.

That said, back in October I did get over to Green Timbers Park with my Nikon D3S and the 28-300 lens. I walked around for a couple of hours and took a few shots, but nothing really fired me up in terms of autumn colours. There were just dull yellows, faded reds and dead greens in the trees.

I had just put my gear back into the car in the parking lot and was closing the door, when something caught my eye. Right behind the car was this lovely tree in full fall colour.

It’s interesting that I didn’t notice it when I arrived, nor again when I came back to the car from my walk. It was just as I was closing up and getting ready to leave.

Anyway, rather than take out the big Nikon guns, I snapped a couple of shots with my iPhone. I was impressed again with how much better the iPhone 4s camera is compared to the 3Gs. I’d forgotten, and I’ll have to spend more time learning to take photos with it.

I was also reminded about being open the world around you. I often tend to get focused on what I think I want and hunt for that, rather than notice the beauty that’s already right there around me. How about you? Does that world sometimes go by without you noticing too?

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