Tag Archives: fall pictures

Recent frozen-water forms

Snow, 21 Nov. 2015

Red on white. 21 Nov. 2015

Frosty dandelion seedhead, 8 Nov.

Frosty dandelion seedhead, 8 Nov.

ice from a bowl, 28 Nov. 2015

Underneath the flat surface of dog bowl’s ice, these shapes. 28 Nov. 2015

Frozen water on window, 21 Nov. 2015

Frozen water on window, 21 Nov. 2015

Frosty leaf, 8 Nov. 2015

Frosty leaf, 8 Nov. 2015

ice from a bowl, 28 Nov. 2015

Foreground: Water-side surface of ice formed in dog bowl. Background: Ice formed around the edge. 28 Nov. 2015

Frosty dandelion leaf, 8 Nov. 2015

Frosty dandelion leaf, 8 Nov. 2015

Snow, 21 Nov. 2015

Subtle shadings of snow. 21 Nov. 2015

ice from a bowl, 28 Nov. 2015

The facing edge is the edge of the approximately half-inch thick top layer of ice from a dog bowl. 28 Nov. 2015

Frosty dandelion bloom, closed. 8 Nov.

Frosty dandelion bloom, closed. 8 Nov.

Snow, 21 Nov. 2015

An icy edge of a small drift, 21 Nov. 2015

ice from a bowl, 28 Nov. 2015

At bottom of pic, the water-side of bowl-topping ice. Top, edge of ice around the edge of the dog’s bowl. 28 Nov. 2015

Snow, 21 Nov. 2015

A drift’s ridge, 21 Nov. 2015

Frosty, curly carrot leaves. 8 Nov.

Frosty, curly carrot leaves. 8 Nov.

Fall weeds photos

Sammy in the sun

Sammy in the sun

The lower angle of the sun, and the bluer sky, of September in northern Illinois draws my attention to some of the colors and shapes of the plants that nobody planted.

I’ve been looking for new angles from which to photograph these fall flowers:

Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

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Back-lit goldenrod

Back-lit goldenrod

Goldenrod & maize

Goldenrod & maize

I’ve also been interested lately in taking photos that leave out the horizon line and that flatten the scene so that the photos look almost like collages or abstract paintings:

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Weed-texture path

Weed-texture path

Sumac, grasses, maize

Sumac, grasses, maize

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Velvetleaf leaves

Velvetleaf leaves

Velvetleaf seedpods

Velvetleaf seedpods

Giant ragweed leaf

Giant ragweed leaf

OK, here were two I did actually plant:

Tomato

Tomato

Dill seeds

Dill seeds