Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Remember The Vibrant Colors Of Fall

Autumn visits us between summer and winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, the season is from the September equinox to the December solstice; in the Southern Hemisphere it is from the March equinox to the June solstice (dictionary.reference.com). The season is commonly referred to as fall in the United States due to the beautiful colored leaves which begin falling to ground as the weather begins to cool. 

Fall and its beautiful array of colors is a favorite time of year for many. Several of the amazing photographers on Facebook have shared incredible fall images from this year and years past. Enjoy these photos to help remember of one of the earth’s most colorful seasons as winter begins to approach.



Don Smith


Don Smith is a well-known stock photographer for Getty images. Don specializes in professional landscape photographer and offers landscape workshops throughout the Western United States.




The fall color of maples against the firs
Near Lost Lake in northern Oregon
Photo: Don Smith





Fallen Redwood and Maple Leaves
Aptos Creek, Nisene Marks State Park, Aptos, California
Photo: Don Smith



Chuck Jason


Chuck Jason became passionate about photography at the age of eight when his parents purchased his first Kodak brownie box camera. He is a self-taught fine art landscape photographer who shares his travels through his photographs.




Near Silverpoint Lodge outside Hermosa, Colorado
Photo:  Chuck Jason



Fall
near Cedar City, Utah
Photo:  Chuck Jason



Alistair Nichol


Alistair Nicol is a fine art photographer whose home base is Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to landscape and fine art photography, Alistair also does assignment, portrait and freelance work.




Patterns Of Fall
Photo:  Alistair Nicol




Boone Fork Creek, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
Photo:  Alistair Nicol


Douglas Stratton


Douglas Stratton has a passion for culture, nature, and cityscapes which he captures in his fine art photography from his own abstract view. Douglas uses multiple levels of exposure for each photograph in order to create a dynamic range of light.



Yellow Aspen
Photo:  Douglas Stratton




Aspens on Fire
Maroon Bells, Colorado
Photo:  Douglas Stratton


Michael Frye


Michael Frye presents landscape and nature photography through several distinct styles he has developed. His use of light allows him to create the mood he wishes to present in each individual photograph.  



Aspens in Fog near Ridgway, Colorado
Photo:  Michael Frye




Zion Colors
Maple with a Gambel Oak
Photo:  Michael Frye



The chlorophyll in summer’s green leaves dominates and masks any other pigments which exist within each leaf. As the days become shorter and the temperature cools, chlorophyll begins to decrease allowing the yellow and orange pigments to become visible. Reds and purples are not present during the growing season of summer but begin to develop in the sap cells of the leaf as phosphates and other chemicals and nutrients move out of the leaf and into the stem. Brighter light during this time results in a more brilliant display of color. The millions of brown leaves which I am still working to clear from my yard are not colored by any pigment. Brown is the color of the cell walls of the leaf and is only visible when all the colored pigments are gone. (Wikipedia; USDA Forest Service)



Fall with all its gorgeous colors is my favorite time of year. What is your favorite time of year?



Visit these incredible photographers on their Websites, Facebook, and Instagram.


Sources:

Michael Frye

Chuck Jason

Alistair Nichol

Don Smith

Douglas Stratton