Monday, October 31, 2011

Sights and Sounds of Autumn: Part III

Autumn in Pennsylvania

An Afternoon at Linvilla Orchards, Media, Pennsylvania

There are plenty of pumpkins to choose from!

There's a kid in there somewhere!

I couldn't pass up this classic shot: A guy with a Phillies shirt carrying a pumpkin!

An Autumn afternoon at Linvilla Orchards is also about the food.

Funnel Cakes

The obligatory candied apple stand!

Who doesn't love Caramel Corn?

And there are a lot of activities, for kids and their parents alike. 

And train rides...
And Hay rides...

And Mazes to get lost in...

There is also a market where you can purchase apples picked right from the orchard. 
In addition, there other fresh fruits, produce, jams, maple syrup, fresh baked pies, 
and a variety of other fabulous food items.

Instead of purchasing apples though, you can always pick them yourself at the orchard...that is if you make it there early enough in the season. Obviously, I was too late!

I love this one!

No Apples for you!

Please note: This blog post is in no way an advertisement for Linvilla Orchards. 
This was posted solely for providing entertainment for my readers.
However, if you are interested, just click on the following link for
 more information about Linvilla Orchards.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sights and Sounds of Autumn: Part II

The following images were taken last weekend at Rose Tree Park,  just north of the Borough of Media, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, you'll just have to use your imagination for the "sounds" on Part II. I promise to get some more "sounds" for Part III!

While I love nature and photographing it in its natural state, I also enjoy 
getting creative and experimenting with exposure and movement. 
I call it "Abstract Photography." I know it may not be everyone's "cup of tea" but, it is something I've been having a lot of fun with lately. Oh, and if you can think of a better way of describing it, please let me know. 

The Fall Foliage colors are not at their peak yet around here.
So I find the image above a lot more interesting than the one below. 

The same goes for the one above, and the one below. 

Fall Foliage Impressionism?

Do you prefer vertical "brush strokes" or horizontal?

Rose Tree Park

Wild Berries: does anyone know what they are?

Tree trunks dancing in the late afternoon sunlight.

What I love about walking around in my nearby parks is that I always see something interesting. The colors change really fast too from one week to the next. 
I am really hoping to have the opportunity to get out there this weekend 
and shoot some more "Sights and Sounds of Autumn".