Autumn/Fall 2011 Scenes-Sassafras Tree

Autumn/Fall 2011 Scenes by Blue Maple Photography.

I was making a run to the store and scouting a location for a potential photo session for this evening until the heavens opened with wind and rain.  The location is too wet so the session will be an indoor session.   However, I did find a nice bit of color on this Sassafras Tree at Alum Creek State Park.

Autumn Sassafras

Autumn Sassafras

Workout Interrupted by Great Blue Heron

My morning run was interrupted by this guy.  He was in a pond about a 1/4 mile from my house and was very close to the shore.  I turned around and ran home to get my DSLR.  He was still there.  I got to fire off a few handheld shots before he took off.  A tripod would have been ideal to get him focused a lot sharper but I didn’t have the time to hunt it down fearing he wouldn’t be there anymore.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Images of the Day 09.30.11-Autumn Showing at Traphagen & Abandoned Farmstead on Hyatts

Images of the Day by Blue Maple Photography.

I was out’n’about near northern Sawmill Road in Columbus/Powell, Ohio and had an opportunity to fire the shutter.  I stopped at the Emily Traphagen Preserve which is part of the Preservation Park District of Delaware County’s.  On the way home I finally stopped to capture the silos near the roundabout and the abandoned farmstead to the west on Hyatts Road.

Pond at Emily Traphagen Preserve

Pond at Emily Traphagen Preserve

Access Road at Emily Traphagen Preserve

Access Road at Emily Traphagen Preserve

Blue Heron in Pond at Emily Traphagen Preserve

Blue Heron in Pond at Emily Traphagen Preserve

Silos Near Roundabout

Silos Near Roundabout

Abandoned Farmstead

Abandoned Farmstead

 

Playing with PhotoTools 2.5 on Lion Statue

I got this free software a while back and finally decided to play around with it.  I used an overlay effect on two of the images.  I kind of like the cracked effect the best.  What do you like?

The image is a lion statue located near the front stairs on the City Hall Building in Delaware, Ohio.  They were on the original City Hall Building before it was ravaged by fire a numbers of years back.

Clean

Clean

Rust

Rust

Cracked

Cracked

Image of the Day 09.29.11-The Path Less Traveled

Image of the Day by Blue Maple Photography.

This is an image from earlier this year.  It is an High Dynamic Range or HDR image from The Mohican Memorial State Forest.

Path Less Traveled

Path Less Traveled

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Doorways to Heaven

A while back I started shooting a lot of church doors.  I only shot the ones that caught my eye or had some uniqueness.  I shot quite a few here in Ohio.  There are many style and colors but a few in my area include; red doors (my favorite), stained wood, round top, onion top, and doors with crosses.  Below is a collection of some of those. Enjoy!

Doorways to Heaven-Red Doors

Doorways to Heaven-Red Doors

Doorways to Heaven-With Crosses

Doorways to Heaven-With Crosses

Doorways to Heaven-Stained Wood

Doorways to Heaven-Stained Wood

Doorways to Heaven-Round Top

Doorways to Heaven-Round Top

Doorways to Heaven-Onion Top

Doorways to Heaven-Onion Top

Doorways to Heaven-Different Colors

Doorways to Heaven-Different Colors

Image of the Day 09.28.11-Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Image of the Day by Blue Maple Photography.

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

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