Thursday, October 16, 2014

Golden Skies

I am absolutely mesmerized by the magical golden light when you step inside a woodlot around here this week.  The skies are light grey above, but the canopy is gold, and by the time that filtered light reaches you, it's like a golden sky.

I stepped into the woods behind our neighbour's house, and this was the picture that greeted me.  The light was absolutely magical.

Looking up, the entire canopy was yellow with a hint of orange, and tiny bits of leftover green, and the light filtering down made it feel like you were under a golden sky.  I took dozens of pictures!



I found it a challenge getting the colour and lighting correct with these pictures, and had to adjust the aperture back and forth to get what I wanted.  These are as close to what I was actually seeing as I can get.

Even under foot it was largely gold.

And the golden light was the same at every woodlot I've stepped into.  This was a 'Slowpoke Walk' on the Bruce Trail yesterday.  I'll have more pictures to share of that.

This was the woodlot down at the end of our road where I often go snowshoeing in the winter.  The woods road beckons!

This was along the Bruce Trail on the property where I'm the volunteer Land Steward.  I went to check things out there today.

And this was a road on the way back from picking up the dog at her new sitter's place yesterday.

I now have enough pictures of fall colours to keep posting til about Christmas!  Hope you'll keep coming back!  This year the colours just seem more spectacular than ever, and I can't stop taking more pictures.

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20 comments:

  1. The colour is delightful this year! Best in several years. Love your golden day!

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  2. Ah, a golden sky indeed and how beautiful it is!! Superb captures for the day! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!!

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  3. Magical indeed. It's like a natural cathedral.

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  4. Wow. I would so enjoy that walk under that golden canopy. Beautiful photos! There is a spot in Mactaquac Provincial Park near us that is like that but I didn't get there this fall. The leaves have been dropping like crazy here and with heavy rains tomorrow they will be mostly off. The colours here in NB are the best this year too. Keep posting these beautiful photos. I alway enjoy them.

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  5. Keep 'em coming! These are awesome!! The drive home shot is amazing.

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  6. Love the photos looking up. All have such beautiful color. A golden world.
    What I like about HT in the fall are all the leaves, I can see through the woods better, no bugs, and I love the crisp fall air. : )

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  7. You have such nice fall colors in your area!

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  8. How utterly magical and gorgeous!

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  9. Autumn is a fabulous season. Marvellous captures!

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  10. These yellows are mind blowing. The shot of yellow umbrella is too good. :)

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  11. Oh,man! These are superb. Please DON'T stop taking the pictures!

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  12. I think everyone else has already said it; beautiful, beautiful shots.

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  13. The gold is just throbbing. Love these pictures.

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  14. Love those golden mandalas. I'm also getting rich on the jackpot arcade of color and yellow is in on my October red carpet. http://looseleafnotes.com

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  15. I love the contrast between the gold and the dark bark. Beautiful!

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  16. Stunning - a golden wonderland for sure.

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  17. Great golden captures .... love them!

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