Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Random Wanderings in the Fall

Today as I was going to grab my coffee, I noticed that the trees behind the office were looking quite fallish and then I noticed the flowers I've been meaning to take pictures of for some time.  So I decided to kill two birds with one stone.
 These are the flowers that are planted behind our cafeteria.  I have no idea what they are but I do enjoy the looks of them.
 I was trying different angles with my camera.  I think I like how this one turned out.
 Not quite as sure about this one.
 I also like how this one turned out.
 Then I wandered the trails behind the office for a bit.  Saw these flowers.  I think I've identified them before but I don't remember what they are called.
 Same with this one. 
 These remind me of little daisies but I know that is not what they are.
 We have some pretty nice trails behind the office but for these next two shots, I decided to mess with the white balance.  This picture is set with the Auto White Balance. 
 I think I like this one that was set to sunshine white balance better.  It seems more colorful.  What do you the reader thing?
 A group of those flowers.  I really need to find myself a decent macro lens.  My friend has one that lets you get really close.
 More of the mini daisies.
 So after work, I decided to wander over to Lillie Park which is at the corner of Ellsworth and Platt.  I was going to take the road that would lead me where the trains usually hang out, but that was closed, so I had to go down Morgan.  I kind of liked the way the trees looked with the railroad tracks, so I took a picture.
 As I was heading back to the car, I liked the off center shot a little more.  Which do you prefer?
 One more train related picture.
 And then I met my friend at the park.  It was kind of a walk and photography session.  There are lots of cool things there to take pictures of.  Like this plant.
 I really liked the look of this flower, especially against the green background.
 I thought the leave was pretty cool, especially with the brown around the edges.
 More purple flowers.
 Not sure what these are but I like the color.  Sadly, they are starting to match all the other plant life.
 A clover flower.  I think.
 I kind of liked the way the trees were in the reflection.  I think I would have liked it more had the wind been a little calmer.
 I'm not sure what kind of plane this but everytime I see a plane, I have to look up.
 More of a shot of the reflections in the water.,  Almost makes an abstract piece but I think I'd like it more if the water were smoother.
 I liked the pinecone.
 I was trying to get a picture of this while illuminated by the sun.  Not sure how well I got it.
 More flowers.
 I saw my friend taking a picture of this dandelion.  I figured I would give it a shot.  I definately need more of a macro lens for this type of thing.
 I liked the way it looked from above.
And I leave with a shot of Queen Anne's Lace.

Hope you enjoyed this series.


Christopher List said...

The purple flower you're not sure about is Purple Loosestrife, an invasive species from Europe.

Seefeel said...

Nice photos !