Posts tagged ‘fall color’
West Fork has some great color this year! Here’s a link to more of my West Fork images:
I’m hosting two meetups in Sedona next month and the big question is “Will we see color?!”. The answer is we won’t know til we get there. Stories are coming in from friends that fall color is late in Colorado so it might be late here too. If there’s no color, though, you can make your own with the help of photo software. These Oak leaves started as a pale shade of yellow/brown until I manipulated them with gradient maps, H/S, flipping, inverting, merging, compositing…..in other words….the hard way. I’m not poo-pooing apps….I just don’t have an iPhone/iPad and all the fun apps to play with 🙂
We really enjoy exploring the big wash behind our property after a rain. We had a good soaking on Thursday so we decided to check it out yesterday morning. I had been wanting to go down anyway so I could photograph the Arizona Ash which are turning yellow right now but the Tamarisk…aka Salt Cedar…stopped me in my tracks. The foliage is especially gorgeous in the fall/winter when it turn shades of yellow and orange but the raindrops were a bonus! With the sun coming through them, the area looked like a winter wonderland with sparkling lights.
Unfortunately, Tamarisk is an invasive species. It loves water and grows and spreads very quickly thus choking out many of our native species like Cottonwoods. There are numerous in the wash but neighborhood property owners do their best to keep them under control.