Colour, Light and Screaming Heads

October 09, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

October can be a terrible month for Photographers.  All the wonderful colour and light in the changing landscape of Fall can create an aching finger constantly clicking  at everything at every turn.  This season has been particularly good as temperatures have not fallen too suddenly and the Thanksgiving weekend display in Algonquin park was superb.



Morning at Park Lake























I can't resist rivers, waterfalls and leaves at this time.  However, with only the G12 Canon, it's a challenge to get the shutter speed down enough without an ND filter to soften the rush of water a bit.  Pool reflections are much easier.
 
 
 
 
The slow-water effect works better here (subject in shade)  taken here at Bracebridge's scenic Falls where the Muskoka river was damned for the local 19th Mill.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bracebridge is going to be worth a second visit as the old town has many interesting photographic possibilities:
Railway bridge and  River Walk Café





  
 
 
 
 
Leaves, as always, are the main story and you simply have to make them front and centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 


Screaming Heads
 
 
If you are ever travelling near Burk's Falls, about 45 minutes north of Huntsville be sure search out the dramatic personal sculptures of local artist, Peter Camani.  West from the town on Midlothian Ridge Road is a private field with a collection of his remarkable art.  I love the fact there are no signs or directions to the field and it's hidden from the road by trees, creating a sense of personal discovery, so drive slowly it's easy to miss.   
Quoting from his website: "...the massive project, both multi-dimensional and multi-planed, inviting observation and interpretation on levels analogical, allegorical, anagogical and beyond."  We were left with those very impressions.
 
Here are some more images.  As the evening light was falling we were unable to cover the whole site, so an early morning visit is on a future wish list:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We called this one Mr. Toothache (in Pain)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have fun!  Bring the family and be emotional

Note:  All images taken with Canon G12 with polorizing filter and adjusted in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
 
 
 
 
 

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