Friday, October 31, 2008

I Love the Fall Colors....

I love all the colors of the trees during this season. I drive around amazed by the beauty that surrounds us. It is like looking at a fine painting. The bright yellows seem to illuminate the area all around. When I see these beautiful trees, surrounded by their fallen leaves, I want to have my family sitting in the middle of those leaves for a portrait. I love outdoor photography and always want a great family portrait outside. As I am driving my kids around I will see different settings that would make great portrait sites; a rustic fence, a big tree, piles of leaves, abandoned buildings. I can see the set-up and know the time of day that would provide perfect lighting. I am always taking those beautiful shots in my mind.

I took this shot above after I dropped Logan off at Scouts. His leader lives down a long driveway and this tree is in the neighbors yard. I just had to stop and whip out my little point and shoot camera and capture this scene.
In my backyard I have a little bit of this yellow, a rustic swing, and some cute kids. I was making dinner and saw this photo in my mind as I looked out the window. One of the kids is missing, Jon was at church for Mutual. He would have whined about being in the picture anyway. I aspire to be a great outdoor photographer. However, it is all in my mind for now.

4 comments:

Angie said...

I too love fall! Isn't our neighborhoods beautiful right now? Those pictures are great!

2busy said...

Gorgeous pics. I'm right there with you. Want to just capture every moment of the beautiful scenes....

Merrells said...

That picture of the girls at the bottom is hilarious. What a ham! I love the sleeping ones too.

Angie said...

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Angie