Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Color Crazy

  Well, the redwood decks are all sanded and refinished, the woodshed is built and stocked with firewood, the new generator  is up and running and ready for emergencies... Ahh. At last I'll be off to color heaven in southern Utah.. I can think of no better place to be at this time of year. Even though we now live in a beautiful mountain environment and at pretty high elevation, we get hardly any fall color.. only the oak trees change and they mostly just go brown. Everything else around here is pine and cedar, so it remains green all winter... (very pretty in the fresh snow, however).
The forecast where we're heading: high elevation foliage at PEAK, mid elevation: near peak, skies: partly cloudy every day, with a chance of thunderstorms (excellent.. love those stormy clouds), temperature: around 70 during the day and 50's at night... made to order I'd say. Hope it holds true.
I'll be shooting mostly film this trip which I have not done for a number of years, so I expect my pace to be slower and more contemplative.. it promotes a mindset closer to that of a painter.  We'll have to wait and see how the end results compare to my recent all-digital stuff.


Gaelyn said...

Great shot of the Aspens. They look like that here too. Have fun in UT.

sandy petals said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! We get very little fall color here on the coast, so your picture is a real treat.

Ashrays said...

Wish we had colour like that here beautiful !

Unknown said...

Mark, it looks you're faster than me in your "home work" :)

Beautiful colors in this image. Here we don't have trees with white trunks (or just a few ones) and i'm a bit jealous because they look perfect with their autumn leaves :)

You speak about fresh snow, do you have some in october ?


storybeader said...

looks more like a painting than a photograph! unreal! {:-D

Light and Voices said...

Top notch color photography too.
Joyce M