Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Autumn Colours in Nova Scotia

Here are some photographs that I took shortly after getting my new Canon EOS 350D (Rebel XT) and the EF-S 17-85mm IS lens. The colours on the trees were changing rapidly so this was a good opportunity for me to grab some pics of the autumn/fall colours.

This is my street, Patricia Street. The house just behind the tree with the bright yellow/orange leaves is my house (sort of yellowish). The trees still had most of their leaves and created a sort of tunnel down the path. Make slight adjustments to the hue/saturation brought out the colours more.

I am not sure what shrub this is but I love the colours of the leaves; its almost like the shrub is on fire. Again I used a slight hue/saturation adjustment to bring out the colour. For the first time, rather than sharpening the image, I added a slight blurring in PS (smart blur) to blend the colours together.

I like this shot because of the different colours and textures in the leaves. I have croppped this picture so that only the leaves are showing, rather than areas of grass, and again used the hue/saturation to bring out the wonderful colours.

This is a park very close to where I live. I cropped the image slightly to the left to remove a car and create the line of trees moving left into the picture. The path takes the eye into the picture too.


1 comment:

Ivan said...

Amazing colours and textures - really spectacular. We don't get it quite that intense over here...