Across photoblogs and photo sites, fall is being displayed in all its magnificence, giving me the green eyes as Autumn has yet to settle in here. It’s driving me bonkers. We’ve had such a hot, wet and late summer that things have actually gotten a bit greener. In fact, I’m likely going to need to cut the grass this weekend, this weekend that is Halloween weekend. Ugh. But you make what you can, and since our days are bit cooler starting off but end up hitting the 90s, we’ve been having mist galore in the mornings coupled with warm overcasts. So while I’d love to kick of the foliage theme, I’ll have to run with a misty, diffused theme for now.
This last was a bit experimental in post-processing. I walked unexpected upon this great heron at daybreak before the above photographs. My camera was already mounted to a tripod I was carrying. I eased it down, but he already knew I was there and was able to just fire off one in makeshift monopod fashion before he was gone. I was pleased with at least retaining some of the mist. In PP, I subdued the contrast and then went with a monochrome to simplify the composition.