Just before getting in the car in the Killarney provincial park I saw this still life of leaves and fungus. I made a couple of pictures but I thought the colours were a little too strong so I reduced colour, which placed more emphasize on the rich textures.
Yesterday we made a Fall colour trip to Killarney. It was a magnificent day and the colours were certainly at their peek and ever since the park has been made famous by the Group of Seven, the area has been immortalized by numerous artists and of course photographers. I took this picture on the shore of Lake George but I simply wanted to have another colourful Fall image. The clouds, the reflections and the colours reminded me of some of the work by the very popular American illustrator and painter Maxfield Parrish, who worked in the early and middle of the twentieth century.
It rained today and of course every photographer knows that the rain will really intensify the colours. Walking in the garden, which is preparing itself for the Winter, I made a series of images of the decaying plants. It simply was a richness of colour and patterns forming some beautiful abstract compositions.
On our last little photo excursion we found this old truck quietly decaying underneath some trees. On top of the rusting hood we saw this small figurine mounted on the hood,surrounded by rust and smiling triumphantly while raising his fist. I named him the rust demon.
Yesterday's black and white image of Lake Nipissing was quite popular. I still miss working in my darkroom. Seeing the print appear in the development tray is very magical, but I adapted to working on the computer I learned that you can still get that magical feeling when working with an interesting image. I made this picture last Sunday afternoon at Sunset Park. The sky was very dramatic so I hope you will enjoy this picture as much as yesterday's posting.