seasons

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After all the fuss with the cards and then the image theft, I finally got around to do something with my images.
I’ll spread it out over a few posts, so I don’t have to write everything in one go, and you get to take your time looking at the scenery 😉

The initial idea was that we were going to photograph the fall colors. But my Buddy had already warned me to take warm clothes, because the weather was turning around rapidly.
And so it did. I flew in to Denver late one night. We slept a night, and went for a ride in Rocky Mountain National Park, slept for another night and went back along the same route.
These were two completely different days. Two completely different worlds. It was both amazing and stunning. But I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

Colorado River (as a baby)

D800, ISO400, 1/250 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 14-24mm

And 24 hours later:

Colorado River (as a baby)

D800, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 14-24mm

Traffic sign without snow

D800, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

And 24 hours later:

Traffic sign after a night of snow

D800, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm

There was a reflection, and it was a peaceful place for reflection. Let’s leave it at that.

Forest casting reflection in a small lake

D800, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 70-200mm

I’m thinking a seasons series like the one I did a few years ago would be really nice… 🙂
I’m thinking I just found myself another project…

Seasons

Seasons in Finland

… or less 😉

Color or duotone?

Bike covered under the snow

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm

Bike covered under the snow

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm

Promised some studio stuff still. So here you go. And that really was pretty much the last of fall. Onto winter, snow and cold.

Fall leaf

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 50mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

Fall leaf

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

Fall leaf

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

I’m shoeboxing a bit here. I haven’t been out half as much as I would’ve liked. It’s been SUCH gorgeous weather. But I’m gonna make up for it in the coming days. Promise!

For now you’ll have to make do with a part of one of those never-ending, ever-ungoing projects. This one is part of the Series-project. I shot it back in 2006/2007 over the course of one year. Sign on the ground for the tripod and then hoping that the sign will still be there when you come back in the next season 😀 I think I’ve got it on roughly the same spot quite accurately. Each of the season images is stitched together (manually, because back when the stitching software just sucked moosepeckers!) from 9-14 separate photos.

Seasons

And of course available as prints. I must say they look really good on canvas 😉

The original size of the image is 200 x 42 cm (that’s 6.56′ x 1.38′ for you folks across the water).

Aino, Helsinki

All four seasons on the wall in a restaurant in Helsinki (on canvas mounted on wooden frame), size 200x42cm

I saw it already from the weather (well, if I may believe the stories it’s been fall here ever since the beginning of June), but nature itself wasn’t really sure yet what to do.
This afternoon I drove by this house and noticed this beautiful Thicket Creeper creeping up along the facade. You can really see the colors go from green to a deep burgundy red and it makes the house pop out instantly, even if it’s a bit further off the main street.

And I guess it means that fall’s really begun now.
I’ll probably get a lot more photos with all different kinds of colors. Looking forward to it.
If only it wouldn’t rain this much…

D200, ISO100, 1/45 sec @ f/4, Sigma 10-20mm

D200, ISO100, 1/45 sec @ f/4, Sigma 10-20mm