This scene was so stunning I did a U turn and pulled over to take out the camera. It was a bit past dawn but the early morning sun filtering through the autumn foliage was pretty remarkable - be sure to click on the image to see a larger view:
Pentax 6x7, SMC 67 55mm f4, Portra 160. Shot on October 17, 2014.
Earlier this week… Under overcast skies I tramped into the Allegan Forest. The naturally dark overcast day felt all the more heavy deep in the woods, with the tall oaks still holding their leaves and casting shadow even in the dim light. The small poplar saplings, just starting to turn yellow, caught my eye. Here’s one:
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Pentax 6x7, Takumar 105mm f2.4, Portra 160. A couple seconds of exposure.
When I visited the Allegan Forest on Tuesday, it was an overcast day with flat light. When I returned there this morning the tree was basking in a ray of direct sunlight - though filtered as the last bit of morning fog burned away. So here is a more luminous, less subdued take on the scene (click on the image for a larger file):
Pentax K-3, DA 16-45 f4.