Old Mill from a different angle

I love to see the Old Mill with reflections off of the mill-pond but this is another nice view.  The pond flows off down the hill, under the road that runs past the mill.  This is a what it looks like from that vantage point.  The stone wall adds a nice foreground even if you don’t get the reflections from here.

Berry College
2277 Martha Berry Highway NW
Mount Berry, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
24mm @ f/18 – 1/40 sec – ISO 400

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Autumn at Berry College

I know I have been complaining about there being a lack of fall color but there definitely is some out there.  This is a clearing in the woods below the Old Mill on the Berry College campus.  Once again, I have to be thankful that the eagles were away from the nest when I arrived.  If they had been around, I would not have gone wandering the campus and might have missed this totally.  Happy accidents are pretty cool.

Berry College
2277 Martha Berry Highway NW
Mount Berry, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
17mm @ f/18 – 1/80 sec – ISO 400

Happy Thanksgiving!

May you and your families enjoy the beauty of this season and give thanks for all the wonderful things that surround us.

Since the Bald eagles were not around the nest at Berry College when I arrived, it seemed to be an opportunity to wander the campus.  There are some absolutely gorgeous spots here and since it is Autumn, the colors are nice right now.  I went out to see the Old Mill but stopped off on the way at this lake.

There are two lakes, built by Berry College students, on the road toward the Mountain Campus.  This one is called Mirror Lake while the larger, Swan Lake is just slightly downhill from this point.  The lakes are frequented by geese, ducks and a beautiful white swan as you can see in this image.  The sunlight off the fall colors and the reflections off the lake made for a perfect composition.

Berry College
2277 Martha Berry Highway NW
Mount Berry, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II
24mm @ f/16 – 1/20 sec – ISO 100

On the rocks

There has not been any great display of fall color this year but you can still find a few hints of the season if you look closely.  As I was walking around this weekend, I found a beautiful leaf here and there.  I found a spot on a rock with some nice dappled light and voila!  It’s not a forest of autumn color but, you have to take what you can get.  Anyway, hope you enjoy it.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/13 –  1/100 sec – ISO 400

Still a little green left

Well, the fall colors are not what we photographers would normally wish for.  The brilliant red, yellow and orange leaves that we long for all year long don’t do so well when there’s no rain.  What we are seeing now is mostly brown but there’s still a bit of life out there and some of the leaves are still spring green like this one.  This gives a nice contrast and the patterns of the veins show that macro detail that makes it worthy of a photo.

I guess there’s good stuff to look at even in the middle of a drought.  Just wish we could have some rain to reduce the wildfire risk.  We’ve been covered up with smoke for too long here.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/13 –  1/13 sec – ISO 100

Climb every mountain

I went out looking for some Autumn nature subjects and found this.  The image is actually a macro shot of a dead leaf laying on the ground in the November sun.  This relatively large leaf had fuzzy whitish veins which stood out starkly against the brown leaf.  With the strong contrast of dark and light, it also made me think of sand dunes.  There is just so much amazing detail in nature when you take a close look.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/13 –  1/80 sec – ISO 400

Fall foliage

The autumnal colors are trying their best to give us a show in spite of the drought we have been in.  A couple of days ago, I posted an image from this same dogwood tree where you could see the color creeping into the leaves with the veins showing different color from the leaf.  What a difference a day or two makes!  The leaves are now beautiful shades of yellow and red.  There are lots of spots and wilting along the edges but the color is still there.

Now, someone needs to tell Mother Nature that this is really supposed to be the Fall season.  Yesterday, I put on my jeans and pulled out a sweater and ended up wearing shorts all day because it was too hot.  Once again, we are in the Atlanta version of change of season.  The season changes every day and sometimes multiple times in the same day.  Oh well, enjoy it while you can.  I’m sure winter will appear all too soon and then I’ll be longing for summer to return.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 –  1/15 sec – ISO 400

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