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Fall Wonder #11

Bloedel Reserve

Alders and vine maples line the paths through the Reserve.  It is a Fall Wonderland. Light filters through the trees making the vine maples’ orange, red, and yellows pop out from the green background.  The light brightens the grey-white bark of the Alders.  What a beautiful palette of color nature has given us.

Fall Wonder #10

“Monet’s Forest”

Gentle light filtering through
leaves of orange, yellow, and green,
paints an image of warmth and peace.

As I looked into the Forest at the Bloedel Reserve, I felt like I was looking into a Monet painting. Soft filtered light, shadows, and subtle pastels decorated the scene.  In post, I added a little of the impressionistic feeling using Topaz Impression.  

Fall Wonder #9

“Red, White, and Green … the Natural Colors of Western Washington”

When you see RED, SHOOT.  This little advice from John Barclay sticks in my mind.  Fall has a multitude of color contrasts.  A red maple leaf always catches my eye.  I saw “Greeting Card” written all over this image when I snapped the shutter.

A fallen red leaf
nestles into a bed of green,
getting ready for a long winter’s sleep

Fall Wonder #7

“Nature’s Abstract”

Beautiful abstracts abound in the natural world around us.  I am constantly amazed how much of nature’s art I see when I just take my time to peacefully look around me.  Moments before I recorded this image, I was admiring a beautiful reflection of trees with their full fall glory in a pond at the Bloedel Reserve.  I turned around and immediately saw gentle rays of sunshine peeking through two aspen tree trunks.  I gasped at the beauty and quickly took an image before the sun went behind a cloud.  That brief moment was a wonderful gift!

Fall Wonder #6

Grey Alder & Vine Maple, Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA

Simple subject, glorious color.  What a treat it was to visit Bloedel on a beautiful sunny fall day. Reds, oranges, and yellows were scattered against brilliant greens.  The grey-white bark of alders stood out among the color.  There was just too much to photograph.  I am already planning on a future trip.