Autumn is by far my favorite time of year. For weather, for color, for sunsets and for photography. For me, there's no other season in which so many things simply feel RIGHT. And for whatever reason, this season always puts me into a space of gratitude. Perhaps it's the proximity to Thanksgiving, or the near completion of another year, but either way I find myself reflecting on the countless blessings in my life. And that, in and of itself, is something I'm hugely grateful for.
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
"Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature."
I woke up early hoping to encounter either a foggy morning or a beautiful sunrise. I find that both add a little extra beauty to whatever the landscape has to offer naturally. I started by walking around the lake, completely unaware that there was a big layer of fog on the other side of the hill. It wasn't until I sent my drone into the air that I saw what was waiting for me off in the distance. I wanted to photograph either a sunrise or some fog. As you can see, I ended up getting both.
"In nature, everything has a job. The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties!"
-Mehmet Murat Ildan
In northern Oregon, almost everywhere I looked there was something beautiful to photograph. Here's a little tree tunnel I found on my way to a waterfall adventure. Although it was plenty beautiful in late summer, I can only imagine how magnificent it would be in fall. I guess that means I'll have to go back; to explore, to observe and to take lots and lots of photos.
"My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport."
Just to mix things up a bit I decided to go back through some old photos in which I loved the photo, but hated how I edited it at the time. I'm sure you could find the original if you cared to take the time, but I cringe when I see it, so I won't be sharing it anytime soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this newest version. I'm much more proud of it!
"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way."