10.17.2020 Different Day Driveby

This is the same location as the previous image, under the same circumstances (on the way home after shopping), but a different part of the field.Β  I’d love to find somewhere with just one or two trees with a lot of nothingness behind them but this’ll have to do for now. I was back as far as I could be to try to have the top of the red tree backed entirely by shadow but would have to stand in the middle of a busy road to do that. Maybe next time I’ll bring a ladder and stand on top of my car AA style.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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20 Responses to 10.17.2020 Different Day Driveby

  1. A very autumnal arrangement, Steve. But, please, leave the ladder at home! πŸ™‚

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  2. krikitarts says:

    You could build yourself a wooden roof deck as he did. Surely no one would mind; in fact, maybe folks would hardly notice.

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    • I considered that at one time, Gary. But these days with some sore joints and a bad back as well as lingering shaky balance I save any laddering for what is required at work.

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      • krikitarts says:

        I hear you most clearly, Steve. My back is not giving me any real problems, but I’m right with you re the joints and the balance. You know what I recommend? Write a song (or at least a poem) about it. It really helps to air the reasons with rhyme.

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      • Thanks for the suggestion but I’ll leave lyricism to you. I’ve a hard enough time talking about my images without writing about my aches and pains and not sounding like a sad old man.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Two stars on the stage with two bushes as the audience. πŸ™‚

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  4. I understand the problem you were up against. There have been periods when SS followed AA and carried a ladder around in the trunk of his car.

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    • I did also for a while a number of years ago. But that bout with West Nile severely affected my balance and it is still unsteady and probably will remain so. Maybe if I had a platform such as Adams with a restraining fence I’d feel secure but at this stage of my life I’ll settle for what I can get while on my feet.

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  5. Anything to get the perfect shot lol !!! Great work !!

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I think about a ladder from time to time, but I sometimes use a substitute: one foot on the car’s door frame and one on the handle of the opened door. It only gives me about a foot of extra height, but at least it’s relatively stable. Balance does become an issue with age — there are a couple of boats I’ve maintained for years that now require sub-contracting a small portion. If I had a third hand it would all be good, but I don’t think even Amazon Prime could find me a third hand.

    I really like this photo, but it’s the grass that caught my eye. A touch of cropping emphasized it, and changed the feel of the image for me. The bushes in the foreground took on some weight, and that river of grass became even more attractive. In either version, I like the contrast between that vivid green and the fall colors.

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    • I have stood inside the door a few times but the door handle might lead to an unpleasant male injury so haven’t attempted that. Even on solid ground I often wish for a third hand. In some instances one can be jury rigged, in my case with clamps or tape, but we’re stuck with two.

      I actually did a fair amount of cropping to get to this point. I wanted a little space between the bushes and the lower border so stopped where I did. The sun really brought out some wonderful color.

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