Photographer's Note

Peter (pboehringer), this one's for you ;)) and you know what i mean...

so... yup, this is it, fall peak colors of new england, flashing reds mixed with golden yellows and evergreens... and a nice cloud here or there. if you're lucky...

actually, this was meant to be more of a late evening trial shot (i did not like the 'weak' sky), but the next afternoon when we returned to the spot (burbee pond near the puny town of west townshend) all the reds had already dropped to the ground and the sky was even weaker, almost white; on top of that, due to wind the pond was no longer mirror... so, we'll have to put up with this.

some folks will accuse me of oversaturating: i'll take none of that for this one. the colors are real and anyone who has visited new england in it's fall peak would side with me (i think). of course, for the real 'burning views' you have to visit the slopes on late evening or early morning: during the mid-day harsh light the colors seem much duller. i will take full responsibility for the blown out cloud on the left though. once i install my newly acquired LR2 enabling me to wark on my RAW files i'll see if i can make the post better.

ON A SIDE NOTE: if you ever decide to visit vermont in this time of the year, make sure you have made hotel reservations wayyy in advance... on weekends, EVERYTHING is full, starting from cockroach infested rat-holes to 400-600 usd/night (seasonal price) new england bead & breakfast places featuring tennis courts and dress-up dinners in the middle of fields and slopes. also, i have to warn you, you are sure to face heavy TRAFFIC on otherwise abandoned country-side roads.

LAST WARNING: beware of folks looking sideways while steering their BMW's, Lexuses and Hummers straight at you.

speak of RECESSION, huh... :))

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Additional Photos by Kristaps KL (zmey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
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