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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 63


I had intended to rake leaves this weekend, but since it was stormy until Sunday I enjoyed looking at the leaves instead.It's a good thing that I love the leaves because I sure have a lot of them. I'm glad we got some rain because the dusty leaves give me a headache but once they are wet I can enjoy them.As much as I like leaves, I also like the way bare limbs look against the sky. I think in general I like change. That's part of why I would have trouble living somewhere that didn't have four seasons.One of the sillier things I did this weekend was to try and photograph leaves falling through the sky. Easier said than done because when they fall in front of branches and other background, they don't show up. The trick is to follow a leaf against bare sky. It was raining when I photographed the sunset above, but I had an umbrella over my camera. The sun is out today so maybe I'll try and shift the leaves to surround bushes and bulbs that need a blanket for the winter.

On Monday you can find other weekend snapshots at the Home of WS.


21 comments:

Juliana RW said...

I love the last shot. It is beautiful although it was raining :D

ellen b. said...

Beautiful shots Carver. Wow look at all those leaves. I'm afraid of what our yard might look like right about now in Washington. Hoping son #2 is raking once in a while :0)

juliana said...

wow, these are wonderful shots!
the sunset is spectacular and the bare limbs look like a delicate lace against the sky...

i've been trying to capture falling leaves before but with little success (actually, none whatsoever) so well done on that one!

Dr.John said...

Just great pictures as usual. I love leaves.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful shots. You have at least two sky watch entries here. Hope youre having a quiet weekend.

Dee said...

What I like about your posts is that you talk about the process of trying to shoot the photos - what is it you're trying to capture and the difficulties in doing so. That gives me more information about how hard it really is to get those great shots! So, thank you, Carver. I hope you're having a great day!

Sidney said...

Those are lovely pictures... definitely Winter is awaiting around the corner.

Yen said...

Such beautiful photos,Carver! Love the last shot the most:)

Napaboaniya said...

I like the shot of the bare leaves :)
Makes the sky look very interesting...so I guess you'll have to find time to rake the leaves soon :P

Rambling Woods said...

You make grey look beautiful. We had some snow and will be getting more. You had mentioned about losing power and a generator. We have to get one for this house as I sometimes need a nebulizer or oxygen so we need one that ties right into our gas line and will run most of the house. Big bucks though...
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Kero said...

wow! I simply like the second photo. it is almost like black and white. and oh we had sandstorm here also over the weekend. Happy Monday Carver! My entry here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/search/label/weekend%20snapshot

julie said...

I love those NC skies that you always feature, so vivid in color, its like its on fire :)

Bogie said...

Beautiful shots!

Indrani said...

Beautiful all! Too hard to rate them as first or second. I will try to follow a falling leaf, I am quite motivated now.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous photo of the sunset. :-)

Mar said...

Beautiful shots!! I particularly love the last one, it's like we were watching the same sunset!!!

Stev&EMZ said...

i tried doing that, taking a picture of a fallen leaf but too fast for me, so i just took while they are still on the tree. =) great shots carver. =)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice series of shots. I really like the one of the bare branches against the sky. They look like an ornate design.

diXymiss said...

Great shots! I love the leaf in silhouette against the cloud-filled sky. Striking.

Theresa said...

trying to capture a falling leaf- sounds like I would try -

love all the shots, but especially the first one- I do miss the fall season with the crisp air and the colors, however that is the price I pay for being able to wear shorts about 300 days a year.

mommanator said...

Wow you must have loads of time on your hands to try and shoot leaves falling!