Showing posts with label fall photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall photography. Show all posts

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Reviewing Fall Photo Fun at a Farm

I recently accompanied a group I volunteer as a photography mentor  to a farm for our October outing.  I was expecting the usual opportunities for photos with the pumpkins and corn maze, but was delighted to discover lots of other photo opportunities.  So when you visit a farm in the fall look past the obvious and you will discover a rich array of photo opportunities.

Old Farm Equipment


Old Farm equipment can make some interesting photos.  Tips for good photos.
  • Watch you surroundings so that you can focus on the item you are photographing.  There can be a lot of distractions.
  • Move around to get the best angle.
  • Pay attention to the lighting.
I thought this old farm truck made an interesting photo.  There were a lot of distractions that would take away from the photo so I zoomed in on just the front of the truck.

Farm Animals

Don't feel you always need to get the full animal.  This donkey sticking his head through a fence tells a story.  He seems to be saying "Pet me...Pet me!"
Make sure you capture the eyes of the animal you are photographing.  It will make you photograph much more interesting.

Weathered Wood

Old barn doors and weathered wood can make an interesting photo.
I like the fall wreath against the weathered board.
 Zooming in close on an old weathered barn door can make an interesting photo.

Corn Maze

Of course the corn maze is always a fun activity.  Taking a photo inside the maze is not always the most interesting.  Here are two different views that I found interesting. 
Here I used a 5.6 aperture to get the foreground in focus and blurring the background.
In this next photo I zoomed in close to capture a single ear of corn.




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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review of Worldwide Photo Walk

Worldwide Photo Walk

 Saturday, October 7 was the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk.  This walk sponsored by Kelby One had over 21 thousand participants on 985 walks throughout the world.  As I looked at the map I noted that just over half of the participants were in North America and the rest of the walks were scattered throughout the world.  The stated purpose of the walk is for photographers to go out on a walk, shoot photographs and have fun with other photographers.

The walk will have a contest at the end where everyone is asked to submit one photo from the walk.  The photo at the top of the page is my submission.

Supporting Charity

The participants of the walk are encouraged to donate to The Springs of Hope, a Kenya orphanage.  The organization feeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans.

View of Barge going down Missouri River

Walk in St. Charles Missouri

The walk that I participated in took place in the historic downtown and the riverfront area of St. Charles.  A group of us (about 15) met at 8:45 Saturday morning at the old train depot on the riverfront.  We were given a bit of guidance from the leader of the walk and then we all gathered for a group photo.
After the group photo we broke into smaller groups and began our walk. The group I was in walked down the riverfront for about a half a mile, talking, laughing and stopping to photograph interesting sites.  

After a while we turned up from the river for a stop at a farmer's market.



Next we followed the itinerary for the walk and walked a block up from the river to historic Main street in St. Charles.


Main Street is a delightful area with cobblestones streets and lots of wonderful old buildings that are turned in to shops and restaurants.  It can get quite busy on a weekend afternoon, but since we were there in the morning the crowds were slim and we were able to get some good shots.  The next photos are the sidewalks and shops along Main Street.



Changing Decor for the Seasons

It is early fall when we are taking our walk and the shop owners have decorated for the season.


Taking a Rest

Our walk lasted just over 2 hours.  Here are a few of the group stopping for a rest on some bundles of hay.  After the walk several of the participants stopped at a local restaurant to enjoy some good food and discuss photography.  It was a fun morning that I enjoyed thoroughly.


Photography Books

I enjoy reading photography books to get ideas from other photographers and to hone my photography skills.  I have found Scott Kelby's digital photography books to be very helpful.  Here is a book he now has with the best of the other books.





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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from the Staff of Review This



Happy Thanksgiving 
from the staff of
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Today we celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA.  On behalf of the Review This staff, i would like to take this time to thank our readers.  We truly appreciate your support and wish you all a blessed holiday season filled with love and joy.

Fall in Missouri










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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Autumn Art

Colorful Autumn Art

Fall Leaves

popular autumn scene

Fall leaves are a popular subject for autumn photography. 

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves
The photo below was taken at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit Missouri.  I was on a hike there during a photography class early one  morning.  The sun had just risen and I was able to capture these fall leaves in the early  morning light.

Fall Leaves
Fall Leaves by mbgphoto
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  • Photographer Tip--Try moving in close for photos of fall leaves.

Fall Reflections

Autumn scenes with water always seem to catch my eye.  I love the way the colors reflect against the quiet water. 
In the photo below, I captured a deserted boat at the edge of a pond in Busch Wildlife Area near my home.


Autumn Morning at the Lake
Autumn Morning at the Lake by mbgphoto
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Here is another of my favorite relection photos.  These brightly colored leaves are reflected in the pond at my friend's pond.

  • Photographers Tip--Although I use a polarizing filter for most autumn photograhy, reflections come out better without the filter.

My Zazzle Store Collection


I have many of my fall photographs on products in my Zazzle store.  The collection below shows you several of the items that are featured in the store.




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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Enjoying the Last Colors of Autumn

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year and photographing autumn color ranks high among my favorite things to do.



Since my retirement several years ago, my husband and I have taken to traveling around the country and timing our travels so that we can make the most of fall colors. 

Fall Season One

 In September we travel to the northern states in the US or to Canada where we can get a first look at fall colors.  The photo here was taken on our trip to the Northeast this fall.  It shows fallen leaves by an old rock wall in Concord Massachusetts.   


Fall Season Two

In October the colors are beautiful in Missouri where we live so we try to stick close to home and enjoy the beautiful midwest falls.  Here is a photo taken at a lake near our house. 

Fall Season Three

Now it is November and we are enjoying our last bit of fall as we traveled south to visit our daughter and family in Atlanta.  The colors through Kentucky and Tennessee were gorgeous as we headed south.  My daughter's yard is full of beautiful colors.  Here are a couple of the shots I got early this morning in their back yard.

After taking the photos, I like to make them into products to offer in my Zazzle store.  Here are a couple of the autumn photo items that are available at Zazzle/mbgphoto

Autumn Leaves Trinket Box
Autumn Leaves Trinket Box by mbgphoto
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This card is made from a photo taken last fall in Quebec City Canada.

Thanksgiving Blessing Cards
Thanksgiving Blessing Cards by mbgphoto
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