As far as 10/24 goes, this is it. I think.
After yesterday’s post, I walked up the hill to the two maples that have dominated that spot for many years. Near the crest, so to speak as it’s not very high, I noticed a lot of pumpkins had been placed in various spots. As I looked around for the composition I was after (I was hoping to reshoot one from a few years back) I saw this cute little pile of Jack o’ Lanterns that someone had arranged. How could I resist?
Notice the condition of the further maple. It is not in good health and who knows how well it will stand up to the winter’s load of snow and strong winds. If not this one coming then some time in the future the limbs will fail. The small maple to its right and also on the right in the next image has been, I believe, planted to replace the elder at some time.
In the above image you can see support posts around the younger tree. Aside from that little bit of sad observation, This is something I had been hoping to redo as my previous attempt was not as satisfying in retrospect. One big difference was getting down. 🙂
Something I try to do, which I failed before, is to avoid overlaps in key elements of an image. In this case it is the central middle distant tree not contacting the closer tree as well as keeping a clear line on Mount Norwottuck in the far distance. A plus is giving the foreground tree some evidence of height. As well, I am pleased with the top of Norwottuck getting a little illumination to help it glow. The one negative, for me, is the support posts, but if I wait for them to be gone then so might the big tree. I could remove them digitally, but they are a part of the present landscape and doing so would be egregious in my opinion.