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on Nov 17, 2009 in Landscape Photography


The weather of last week has melded away to absolutely gorgeous stuff which was the perfect start for our DWLS NY – the Joe Tour. With all of us hopping into a bus, our first stop was Central Park. What a gorgeous morning with that killer fall nip in the air. After a short briefing, our great group headed off into the park and the perfect start!

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Ida didn’t blow away all the fall color and in fact, she probably arranged it perfectly for us along with cleaning everything up and making the tree trunks black. It was the perfect combination along with the sprinkling of earlier risers taking advantage of the day. Shooting was pretty easy, find the pattern and shoot!

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I’ve been shooting a bit of fall color this fall, pretty darn lucky in my timing. So rather than go for the overall ground, tree, color landscape type photo, I made the mental effort to look for patterns in the color itself. This is one of the more successful images from the morning in those regards.

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I happened to see McNally spool up and gitty up in a particular direction. I saw what he was after so decided to follow along. I don’t know if Joe took this photo as I stopped to help a student for a moment. I was glad when I was done this cool shot was still there. I had worked a lot of narrow DOF this morning and this is a pretty neat example of how I was approaching it. What a great start with a really nice group of shooters!

Photos captured by D3s, 70-200AFS VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film