Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lingering Images Of Autumn

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The tree canopy is turning brown now. This picture was taken in Forest Park a couple of weeks ago but Virginia said I should post it. Yes, ma'am. Colors and textures that may stick with me through the winter.

I AM A DOPE DEPARTMENT: thanks to all of you who left comments here, on Facebook or on Flickr about my entry for the 2009 St. Louis Post-Dispatch travel photo contest. Someone even suggested I submit yesterday's post or the last Arch post. Well, I appreciate the thought but the rules say it has to be somewhere outside of the STL metropolitan area and you spent a night away from home. So no Arch.

I selected the entry today and uploaded to the paper's web site. It wasn't one in the set I put together on Flickr - I just overlooked it. This is my entry. I was such a dope for not seeing it earlier. It has what the editors want - a strong image, a bit of exoticism and a compelling sense of place that's definitely not here. Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

TOMORROW: Thursday Arch Series.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Another beautiful shot. And, I like your entry choice. Very nice.

Virginia said...

See, stick with me B and i'll run your show even though I can't hold it in the road on my blog!!! Great shot here. We have those "feathery things" and i love trying to capture them. We're knee deep in leaves now that Ida blew through town. Geessshhh.
V
PS And you're right. The image you chose is perfect. How much money will you win??

Paula said...

At first I thought you said you were a pope. Okay,I sez, I'm fine with that.
Anyway, it's always a boon to have nature cooperate in such a cinematic way, the matching waves are beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

I love your choice. It is very expressive. As for this one, I'm sure you can enter it in another contest! ;-) The different layers, colours and textures are marvellous!

roentarre said...

This image is really a work of art in deed!

Rob (Mr DL) said...

This is like reliving autumn all over again! our trees are bare, the grasses have dried. Thank you for this splash of color in a drab world.

JM said...

Gorgeous contrasting colours!

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