I had another hectic day today, a lot to get accomplished during days that I swear are getting shorter. Although I was born and raised in California I really feel that Oregon is my home. The people are a great mix of laid back and fanatic, the food is great, the cost of living in the city is comparatively affordable and we get real seasons. True, our winters are relatively mild and the rain I think is a bit overstated but we have been blessed with a spectacular autumn.
Fall is such an odd season. The trees turn gold and red but their warmth is betrayed by cool weather. They give such a wonderful celebratory goodbye to the long summer days and usher in winter with the temporary departure of foliage. On those chilly winter days it is nice that the trees have doffed their leaves so that the brief moments of sun we get can actually provide a little warmth as we defiantly insist that the damp weather will not keep us house bound. While it lasts I am going to try to capture as much color as time allows.
Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
16mm, f11, 1/125 sec @ 200 ISO