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November Foliage Colors at Beebe Pond


November Foliage Colors at Beebe Pond
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-01
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon A650 IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-04 8:59
Viewed: 4613
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of my favorite places to visit at any time of the year is Beebe Pond, in southeastern Connecticut. Driving from Noank to Mystic on Route 215 (also called Elm Street/Noank Road), one sees Beebe Cove on the right, and the much smaller Beebe Pond on the left. Beebe Pond is surrounded by woods, containing many varieties of trees and bushes. Many visitors are attracted to the adjacent hiking trails of Beebe Pond Park.

The many different kinds of trees and shrubs around Beebe Pond display brilliant fall colors, which sometimes last until November. The photo I have posted is from November 1, late in the afternoon. The prominent red, pink and gold colored leaves in the foreground are on maple trees. There are rust and purplish leaves in the background, which are from oaks and dogwoods, and possibly others. I am unsure about the pink leaves on the left; at first, I thought that they were sumac, but the more I looked at them, the less I thought that was the case. The green trees at the left edge of the shot are cedars. The sprinkling of gold and green in the background are from various trees. From the leaves on the ground, clearly many leaves had fallen already. But, those that were left were putting on quite a show!

I didnít use a tripod on the shot, although I was ably assisted by the IS (Image Stabilization) of my Canon PowerShot. I did no post processing on the colors, although I did tweak the sharpening and contrast a bit.

The following URLs have interesting information about fall leaf colors, and why they occur:

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/Spfo/pubs/misc/leaves/leaves.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumn_leaf_color

http://www.esf.edu/pubprog/brochure/leaves/leaves.htm

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Fine pic. Lovely colours and a full of magical elements scene (trees, stones, leaves, water) composing an oniric atmosphere.
I like it. TFS

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-11-04 18:00]
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Beautiful Fall image John,
This year the foliage seemed exceptionally colorful and your photo proves it. You have a good mixture of color shades and your composition displays them very well!! Beebe Pond seems to be a lovely place to view nature, especially at this time of year. TFS. Very informative sites by the way!
Ron

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-14 11:00]
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Hello John, interresting view, very good POV and an excellent image. The composition is very well done, thanks!

Mario

Hi John
I sure love the different shades of red and orange in the fall. Connecticut sure delivers those colours all so well. I like the way you added the dark tree trunk to create a nice contrast against the leaves. I hope you had a good weekend.
Janice

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