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fall foliage

Frosted Rugosa

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Rugosa rose leaves bedecked with frost

Intricate frost crystals grow on rugosa rose leaves in the chilly morning air.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/16, 1/400″ exposure

Rusted

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Red oak leaves “rusting” on the branch

Many years ago, Robin pulled a red oak sapling out of the woods and planted it at the edge of our front yard. It’s now about 25′ tall and one of the showcase trees on our property (despite being decapitated in 2014…) This time of year it’s leaves look like they’re rusting. They cling to the branches well into the winter with some not dropping until new leaves push out in the spring. There are quite a few dried leaves from last season still on the branches…

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/5.2, 1/640″ exposure

Four in the meadow

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Two pair of Jersey heifers in a fall meadow

Four of the Taft’s Jersey heifers don’t seem to be paying too much attention to the view along Shaker Mountain Road.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/100″ exposure

Golden

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Tamarack gold in our front field

We planted two tamaracks in our front field a few years ago, and they’re doing quite well. This time of year, these deciduous conifers turn a brilliant yellow-gold before dropping their needles. They’re one of the last brightly colored trees in the fading fall.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/200″ exposure.

Swirl

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Colorful leaves swirl in a small pool

A long shutter exposure yields colorful results as leaves swirl slowly in a small pool near the Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Center.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 16mm, ISO 100, f/16, 8″ exposure.

Diving

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Layers of reflection in the still waters of Fargo Brook

Fargo Brook is about as low as I’ve ever seen it in the 30 years we’ve lived here—down to a wee trickle in places but managing to flow. The still water in side pools allows for some interesting “diving” into layers of water, leaves, and reflections.

Camel’s Hump finery

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Camel’s Hump perches atop fall foliage finery

Fall foliage is at peak right now around Camel’s Hump. This view from Bald Hill takes in a broad expanse of the mountain’s western slope and ridgeline including Wind Gap on the right.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, circular polarzing filter, ISO 400, f/11, 1/125″ exposure.

Poke-o-Moonshine

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Looking southeast from the summit of Poke-o-Moonshine

Fall foliage is approaching peak color in parts of the Adirondacks. The view from the top of Poke-o-Moonshine was stunning the other day. Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains are visible along the horizon in this view to the southeast.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 800, f/16, 1/160″ exposure.

Jerusalem artichoke

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Jerusalem artichoke blooming against fall colors

The fall foliage is creeping towards peak here in Huntington. The colors make a fine backdrop for blooming Jerusalem artichoke along the Main Road in Huntington Center.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 102mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/80″ exposure.

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