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One of my favorite fall photography subjects is landpools (reflections). With the beautiful day there were plenty of reflections shots in the streams along the Union Mine Trail.

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In my wanderings around the farm I find that fall is a great time to try some abstract photography. Use of a neutral density filter allows me to slow the speed of the the shot  even on a sunny day.

This show was created by focusing on a Sumac leaf then slowly zooming out.

This was created by slowly tilting the camera up.

This was created by slowly panning the camera.

In the fall when there is a lot of color I like to walk around the farm and do some abstract photography. All of these photos were created using the techniques or a combination of the techniques noted with each photo. It was a bright sunny day so I had to use a neutral density filter to cut down the amount of light reaching the sensor. This allowed me to shoot longer exposures which allowed me to tilt, pan, zoom. It is a fun thing to do in the fall and it provides some unusual shots.

The effect is achieved by slowly tilting the camera up or down.

This effect was achieved by focusing on a leaf on the ground and then zooming out using a zoom lens.

This effect was achieved my using a combination of a tilt and a zoom at the same time.

This effect was achieved by focusing on the tree and then slowly zooming out.

This effect was achieved by panning the camera.

This effect was achieved by rotating the camera.

My wife printed, matted and framed six of my fall photos for an exhibit at the Menomonie Public Library. The exhibit will run through the month of October.

Bonanza Falls – U.P. of Michigan

Black River Harbor Reflections – U.P. of Michigan

Leaves Canadian Hill Farm – Menomonie Wisconsin

The Z Bond Falls – U.P. of Michigan

Lake of the Clouds Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – U.P. of Michigan

Leaf Hoffman Hills Recreation Area – Menomonie Wisconsin

 

While processing some of my photos of the Little Carp River in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, I decided to try some colorful abstracts which brought out the fall color reflections in the river.

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Various fall shots in the Black River Harbor area.

Black River Harbor Beach

Black River Harbor Beach

Black River Harbor Breakwater

Black River Harbor Breakwater

Forest Abstract

Forest Abstract

At least once during the summer I like to walk around the farm taking abstract photos. these are are from flowers growing around the farm.

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One of my favorite spring photography subjects are ripples in small streams. These were taken on a small stream flowing into the Red Cedar River.

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I have a friend who spends a lot of time photographing a plum thicket. My equivalent is my Sumac patch. I photograph the Sumac patch year around. Last week I was out photographing after a snowfall.

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Fresh snow provided the opportunity to walk around the farm to create some winter abstract photos.

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