Mini-Challenge 107: Autumnal Colors

StueveShotsStueveShots Major grinsPNW MountiansPosts: 542Registered Users Major grins
edited October 18, 2010 in The Dgrin Challenges
Sorry for the delay, folks! Turned out to be a very difficult weekend.

I'm going to do my best to set this up correctly...if I don't, someone feel free to step in and correct it!


The Mini-Challenge 107 will be Autumnal Colors!

The contest begins NOW and runs until October 15 at 7 p.m. Pacific time. Rules and tips can be found here.

I mentioned to someone on dgrin last week that I've missed the brilliant colors of autumn that I experienced during my childhood...the brilliant reds of the sugar maples, the yellows of the oaks and birches, the burnt oranges and russet browns which dressed the trees of my neighborhood. So I'd like to see a lot of pictures that feature, prominently, the colors of autumn.

Here's the kicker: The pictures DO NOT have to feature leaves and trees (although they certainly may). As I look through my own photos I find that I am drawn to the saturated colors of autumn, but my subject is rarely a tree. So you are welcome to post anything that screams autumn color even if the subject is not something we normally associate with fall.

Fill my world with color! And...have fun!


Here are some examples to get you going (and I'm not even going to post a tree shot...I'm sure you can do that for me!):

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Oh...and one leaf:

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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,026Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 3, 2010
    Great theme! Looks like a fun one!thumb.gif
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Posts: 2,155Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 4, 2010
    Good timing. Our leaves are peaking and the weather has finally turned cool and crisp. Camera in hand, I'll venture forth!
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  • karlabbottkarlabbott Major grins Posts: 401Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 4, 2010
    Where I am at, we won't see the peak of the colors until after this challenge, but here is one that I took this weekend, "First Signs of Autumn":

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    This was taken with a Canon Rebel Xsi and the 70-200 f/4 L lens to produce that beautiful bokeh :D C&C is always appreciated.
  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,078Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 4, 2010
    We don't ever get any fall color (as far as leaves changing anyway) where I live, so I have to find my fall color in other ways. :D

    1. From an area pumpkin patch last year.
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    2. My cosmos do bloom in the Spring, but they really take off in the Fall growing as high as the eaves of my roof (except aphids got them this year, doggone it). I also get butterflies visiting this time of year as they migrate further south.
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    3. I do have one tree in my yard whose leaves turned yellow last year.
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    Sherry
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 4, 2010
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    dave.

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  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 4, 2010
    #1 - Delaware River in Lambertville, NJ

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    #2 - Bowman's Tower; Bucks County, PA

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    #3 - Rosemont, NJ

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  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansPosts: 542Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 4, 2010
    Beautiful entries, everyone!! Really, really lovely shots.

    Sherry, your cosmos would just fine even if it were a spring bloom, of course. What I'm after is the colors of autumn, not necessarily the things of autumn. So that bright orange flower more than fits the bill! :D

    So bring on the oranges, reds, yellows, and golden browns, no matter the setting, season or subject!

    Have fun!
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,026Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 4, 2010
    I have years and years of fall collections from Alaska so it is hard to just choose 3. But here they are...

    1. The view off my back deck...
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    2. My pond in fall...
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    3.Old trawler in Early Autumn grave...
    This big gem is found off the Old Glen just North of Eagle River. We would have missed it if we were not looking for it. Kinda easy to miss with all the trees. Not sure how it got there. No where near water!
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  • MarkRMarkR Accused Shill. Posts: 2,099Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 4, 2010
    Memento Mori, everyone
    Orange
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    Red (Well, white ...)

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    Yellow

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  • NyarthlopicNyarthlopic Major grins Posts: 274Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 4, 2010
    Gives me a whole new appreciation for what a squirrel goes through...

    Close focus point:
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    Far focus point:
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    And just to be different from the other two, a fallen red leaf:
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  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Posts: 1,240Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 5, 2010
    Crepe Myrtle
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    Four Trees
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    Pecans
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    Those of us that live in a place where the leaves (sadly) don't change in the fall appreciate the 'autumnal COLORS' theme :D
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  • sunflowerstudiosunflowerstudio Major grins Posts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 5, 2010
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  • dniednie Major grins Posts: 1,351Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Major grins
    edited October 5, 2010
    I love fall... I just had to look back a couple of years to find any fall color. Texas is hit or miss with color. More often it goes from green to brown... and that is usually in August. :)

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  • LadyKateLadyKate LadyKate Posts: 16Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 5, 2010
    Requesting help/suggestions
    davev wrote: »

    Unsure if I'm doing this right?? Would like to ask what size your photos are from the selection list in SmugMug when you're using a link?
    I've never done this before; looks intriguing!
    Thank you!
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  • dniednie Major grins Posts: 1,351Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Major grins
    edited October 5, 2010
    LadyKate wrote: »
    unsure if i'm doing this right?? Would like to ask what size your photos are from the selection list in smugmug when you're using a link?
    I've never done this before; looks intriguing!
    Thank you!

    Try looking on this page... http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=168929 and scrolling down the page for the "OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES". That should give you the info you need. :D If not, let us know, someone better than me can probably explain it.
  • LadyKateLadyKate LadyKate Posts: 16Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 5, 2010
    Greetings!
    OK...this is a first for me, so here's hoping that this is how it is 'supposed' to be done!?
    Yes...I, too, love Fall with the glorious colors, changes in weather, fun events and just the fact of the beginning of a new & beautiful season!

    Fall at the Awahnee
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    The Fall Ideal
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    Fall Cascade
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    And thanks to those of you that have already posted your images. I have very much enjoyed them!
    Blessings!
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  • LadyKateLadyKate LadyKate Posts: 16Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 5, 2010
    dnie wrote: »
    Try looking on this page... http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=168929 and scrolling down the page for the "OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES". That should give you the info you need. :D If not, let us know, someone better than me can probably explain it.

    Thank you!! I ended up finding a tutorial for inserting photos which seems to have worked for me.....except I must confess.....it took me quite a while rolleyes1.gif
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  • dniednie Major grins Posts: 1,351Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Major grins
    edited October 6, 2010
    LadyKate wrote: »
    Thank you!! I ended up finding a tutorial for inserting photos which seems to have worked for me.....except I must confess.....it took me quite a while rolleyes1.gif

    You did great!
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Posts: 2,155Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 6, 2010
    Autumn in the Maritimes
    Autumn colours at sunrise in New Brunswick, Canada
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    Fall comes to Smiths Creek, NB

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    "Golden Days"

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  • LadyKateLadyKate LadyKate Posts: 16Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 6, 2010
    dnie wrote: »
    You did great!

    Thanks clap.gif Except for the things on both side of photo at bottom??headscratch.gif
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  • dniednie Major grins Posts: 1,351Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Major grins
    edited October 6, 2010
    LadyKate wrote: »
    Thanks clap.gif Except for the things on both side of photo at bottom??headscratch.gif

    :lol I didn't even notice. Probably just extras before and after the ones that work. You might could edit and take them out... but why take a chance. :D
  • JennJenn Major grins Posts: 1,009Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 6, 2010
    I love fall colors! How in the world do you pick just one? I think they are all impressive.
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  • PupWebPupWeb Still Learning Posts: 166Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 6, 2010
    I love the fall!
    I'll add more later
    On the lake
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    Rhodes Pond NC
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    In the Desaturated photo I removed the colors in the green channel, this made the fall colors show more in black and white, a pleasant surprise for me.

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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Posts: 1,311Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 6, 2010
    Here's a few from last years shootout at Acadia.

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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,078Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 6, 2010
    Ya know, I totally loved the animal shots during the last mini, but these autumn colors are just incredible. I am enjoying them sooooo much. Great theme! Keep 'em coming folks--I don't get to see much fall color around here. I'm glad I'm not judging because there is no way I could pick just one winner.

    karlabbott--just beautiful--I really love this shot
    davev--love the coyote, but those geese...wow!
    richtersl--love the colors in the farm scene
    JAG--what a view off your back porch (I'm envious!), but that pond shot is gorgeous!!
    MarkR--love the light coming through in "Ghostly Figures"
    nyarthlopic--interesting perspective in the tree shots, but I love the simplicity of the red leaf
    kinkajou--I really like the leaves against the blue sky in "4 trees"
    sunflowerstudio--Beautiful scene in the first pic, but I love how the colors pop in the second one. That one rocks!
    dnie--that first one of yours with the water over the rocks is so pretty & peaceful. Love it! I also really like your second one also.
    LadyKate--all three beautiful shots. I'm not sure which one I like best. The first one is simply beautiful; I love the light & mood in the second one, and I love the bright red on the tree in the third one. envious again!
    Snowgirl--I love your first pic. The reds just pop. Love the reflection in the second one, too.
    pupweb--your shot makes me wish I was on that boat
    dlscott--3 beautiful shots--but that third one is my favorite (if it's possible to pick just one). I love that waterfall with the golden leaves next to it.

    Have I already mentioned how much I am enjoying these images??? I keep coming back to this thread just to look some more.

    Sherry
  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Posts: 571Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 6, 2010
    JAG wrote: »
    3.Old trawler in Early Autumn grave...
    This big gem is found off the Old Glen just North of Eagle River. We would have missed it if we were not looking for it. Kinda easy to miss with all the trees. Not sure how it got there. No where near water!
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    One of my favorite images from you.
  • sherstonesherstone ½ here Vancouver Island, BC., CanadaPosts: 2,356Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited October 6, 2010
    For sharing only
    Seeing Red
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    Baby Yellows
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    Acorn drop
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  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXPosts: 1,455Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2010
    Love your Seeing Red shot Seanclap.gif
    Karin


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  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXPosts: 1,455Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2010
    A few from me!
    Beautiful stuff here from everyone!

    1. Frosted Leaf
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    2. Autumn Joy
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    3. Fall leaves
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    Karin


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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2010
    Wow, all these are just awesome! - fall is my favorite season too.
    I hope that ic4u will come with the girl portrait, which is so wonderful :)

    I'm late with mine because I didn't know which one to choose - here are some:

    #1.

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    #2

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    #3

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