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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Watery Wednesday - Autumn Color Experiments


Like many of you I've been busy over the last few weeks trying to capture the wonderful colors of autumn. In a good weather year the colors need very little help from fancy camera setting to show off glorious colors of yellow, orange, red, and blue--and all the ranges of each color. I'm a beginning photographer who is working with a new camera as well. So, I've been experimenting.

In the top photo of this little creek in a local park, I used "auto" setting. The result was a rather muted feel, but quite pleasing. In the bottom photo I set the camera on "vivid" and wow! The camera picked up all range of colors not visible with the naked eye. I like both, but probably lean more to the natural setting. What do you think?


Want to see some more "watery" photography? Click here for the players.





12 comments:

Manveen Kaur said...

its really colorful and bright, its beautiful

Sayre said...

Wow! That vivid setting really makes those colors POP! You should blow that one up and frame it.

Jan n Jer said...

I tend to lean towards the natural colors.. You are really getting to know that new camera of yours. These are great shots with good composition!

NatureFootstep said...

your camera did it? I thought it was an editing program of sort.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful!

mary said...

Wow love the colors it's beautiful!


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Ebie said...

I love bright and vivid colors, but the muted soft tones is very pleasant to me.

Nice composition!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

Liz you know I love COLOUR, and your second photograph looks zingy for something special. It's hard not to play with photos sometimes and see what happens with them. It could make a card front with a difference.

I do love the natural though; it's a beautiful scene.

Enjoy our new camera.

♥~Judy~♥ said...

I like the first the best. I love watery shots. Thanks for the visit too!

Icy BC said...

I like both photos. I used the vivid colors setting also, but my vivid isn't anything like your vivid :-)

Debs Carr said...

Oh my word! If I saw that view I don't think I'd be able to move away. That's incredibly beautiful.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow! All of those colors are gorgeous!