Browsing Category "Autumn"
Complex Simplicity

Complex Simplicity

I know–sounds oxymoronic doesn’t it?  Perhaps you’ve heard or read the quote, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  Over the years it has largely been credited to Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian guy that knew a little something about creating art.  I looked up the word simplicity in the Webster dictionary and found the following definition: “the state of being simple, uncomplicated or uncompounded.”  The entry went on to suggest directness [...]

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Autumn in the Columbia River Gorge

Autumn in the Columbia River Gorge

This past autumn, I spent some time photographing close to home, in the Columbia River Gorge. Despite the region not being thought of as an autumn color destination, I find that autumn is one of my favorite times to photograph there. Yes, springtime is fantastic – the fresh, vibrant greens of the rainforest are truly incredible, but when colors begin to change in the autumn, many common scenes seem to [...]

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Vermont Rocks – 2013 Autumn in Vermont Photo Workshop

Vermont Rocks – 2013 Autumn in Vermont Photo Workshop

It’s been a very busy spring and early summer season of workshops for me here in my home state of Vermont.  One of my favorite things about leading workshops here on my home turf is getting to see my amazing state through fresh eyes.  As is often the case in life, it’s easy to take things for granted, especially the familiar.  But without fail, whenever I get a chance to [...]

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Color is in the Eye of the Beholder

Color is in the Eye of the Beholder

So, I’ve got this friend… No, really I do!  He’s real, not just made up like the ones that Ian’s always talking about ;)  Anyway, we’ve been shooting together for a long time, routinely critique each other’s comps in the field, and email images back and forth for feedback or just to brag a little.   Lately I’ve noticed our processing, particularly where color is concerned has started to deviate.  It’s [...]

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Flat Tires are for Sissies

Flat Tires are for Sissies

So it’s that glorious time of year in Vermont when the over night temperatures dip toward freezing and the still warm ponds and lakes give off an ethereal cloak of misty fog to great sunrise.  Saturday night’s forecast looked promising for such an event, so when the alarm went off at 5 AM yesterday I hit the ground running.  Well maybe not running because anyone that knows me knows that [...]

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Submit to the Process of Seeing
17 Jul
2012
George Stocking By
Posted in: Autumn, Colorado   7 Comments

Submit to the Process of Seeing

Ian has an expression that he often uses. “If you see it, you can do it.” A simple statement, but begs some questions. “How then, do you see it?” being the main one. Once upon a time in the days of analog (film),when you applied for admission to art school for photography they (the deciders) would look at your portfolio of course, but would also demand to see your contact sheets [...]

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23 Nov
2010
Ian Plant By
Posted in: Autumn, Zion National Park   3 Comments

Temple of Sinawava, Zion National Park

Thought I was done with Zion photos, eh? Not yet, not by a long shot! It was a very productive trip, and I have a few more good ones left to share. I know, you’re probably getting bored with Zion shots by now. Don’t worry, I’ve got more photo expeditions planned, so I’ll be throwing a few different images into the mix soon! I made this image close to sunset in [...]

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17 Nov
2010
Ian Plant By
Posted in: Autumn, Waterfalls, Zion National Park   3 Comments

Autumn comes to Lower Emerald Pool Waterfall, Zion

The Emerald Pools in Zion National Park aren’t really all that impressive, in my opinion, but the overhanging stone amphitheatre that sits above Lower Emerald Pool is very impressive. A number of small waterfalls cascade over its lip; I expect that in high water in the spring or after a thunderstorm, those small waterfalls become one giant curtain. Not so in late autumn, however, when water levels are typically near [...]

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15 Nov
2010
Ian Plant By
Posted in: Autumn, Zion National Park   6 Comments

The Crack below the Subway, Zion National Park

The Crack, also known as the Chute, is an oft-photographed feature just below the famous Subway in Zion National Park. Here, the Left Fork of North Creek is funneled through a narrow crack in red sandstone (hence the name), making it a very photogenic place. Unfortunately for me—thanks to a little accident involving stupidity and gravity in equal measure—I almost wasn’t able to make this photograph. Right after the conclusion of my [...]

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11 Nov
2010
Ian Plant By
Posted in: Autumn, Zion National Park   3 Comments

Cottonwood trees, Virgin River Narrows, Zion National Park

When I left Zion National Park, the cottonwood trees were just beginning to peak with fall color—perhaps about a week late this year, but as the saying goes, better late than never. During my last few days, I went into the famous Virgin River Narrows twice in an effort to capture unique images. I shot this scene on my first trip into the Narrows, and liked it so much I [...]

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3 Nov
2010
Ian Plant By
Posted in: Acadia National Park, Autumn   3 Comments

Reflections in The Tarn, Acadia National Park

This beautiful mountain lake is efficiently named, labelled only as “The Tarn” on Acadia National Park maps. After sunrise, it is a great place to photograph autumn color reflected in the placid waters. I took my Acadia workshop group here one morning after photographing the coast at sunrise. We arrived just in time to watch as sunlight slowly descended the hillside across the lake from us, creating colorful reflections in the [...]

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2 Nov
2010
Ian Plant By
Posted in: Adirondacks, Autumn, Waterfalls   6 Comments

Rainbow Falls, Adirondack State Park, New York

Rainbow Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, a private tract of land owned by the Ausable Club. The state of New York has a permanent easement so that hikers may access the Reserve and its many scenic wonders. Dozens of streams and waterfalls flow into this scenic valley, making it an excellent photo or hiking destination. I’ve photographed Rainbow Falls several times, but have never [...]

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29 Oct
2010
Ian Plant By
Posted in: Acadia National Park, Autumn   1 Comment

A touch of autumn, Acadia National Park

Some photographs are found: the photographer teases an ordered composition out of a chaotic world, or captures a fleeting moment of light, color, or mood. Some photographs are made: the photographer subtly alters the reality of the world around him or her, or conceives a new reality using sets, props and models. Nature photographers tend to fall mostly into the former category. I enjoy opportunities to dabble in the latter.  For this image, taken in Duck [...]

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21 Oct
2010
Ian Plant By
Posted in: Adirondacks, Autumn   7 Comments

Wilmington Flume sunset, Adirondack State Park

This image was taken on the first evening of my Adirondack workshop. I took a group of my students up to a small ledge overlooking the Wilmington Flume of the Ausable River. Clouds in the sky began to fire with the last light of the day. I stacked a six-stop neutral density filter and a two-stop reverse graduated neutral density filter to increase my exposure time to several minutes in [...]

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