October 29, 2009

SWF: Leaf Peeping

There may be nothing like bright days for good photography, but dull days can offer just as many rewards if you appreciate and take advantage of the softer light of the day.

The past two days it has been drizzling on and off, and it was on such a day that we set off on a road journey from Ellington, Connecticut.

The sky continued to remain dull but the fall foliage splashed throughout kept me in good spirits.

The autumn colors were warm all along the highway and we stopped by for some pictures at lively spots such as this in Deerfield, Massachusetts.

The journey continued towards Brattleboro right into the state of Vermont and we stopped by at Vermont Welcome Center, Guilford.

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This post for “sky watch” has a dull sky as seen in the photographs. However, the vibrant colors of green, together with the yellows, oranges and reds of the fall foliage is intense and does make up for the dullness of the sky.
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All pictures were shot two days back (27 October 2009) and uploaded as shot, without adding color.

Do go and view amazing skies around the world at:
Sky Watch Friday.

23 comments:

indicaspecies said...

The origins of the term "leaf peeping" are not well known, but it is a phrase often used by locals ... to describe "out of towners."

Leaf peepers are those who participate in photographing and viewing the fall foliage.

- wikipedia

Louise said...

I was in that area (Brattleboro was one of the places I was) just under 2 weeks ago. The skies were exactly the same, but the trees made up for it.

Rune said...

Beautiful pictures, gorgeous colors!

Coffeedoff said...

Lovely photos!

Zhu said...

I see we have the same kind of weather! I miss the blue sky...

But you are right, this moody sky brings out some nice light for leaves pics.

SandyCarlson said...

These places are familiar to me and therefore warm. Beautiful shots. Thank you, friend.

Paula said...

It's all good, it's all good, the trees, the travelogue, the grey skies. Have a good weekend.

Pacey said...

The red tree is magnificent. Beautiful autumn colors.

~Cheryl said...

The colors are so alive and vibrant -- maybe because the rain just freshened them up! Thank you for commenting on my pink sky; I'm so happy you stopped by! Have a great weekend!

Mridula said...

Lovely fall colors Celine. Have a good time.

eden said...

stunning images of fall..

thanks for the visit

Indrani said...

Autumn is beautiful, such lovely pics.

Arlene said...

I can see that the trees (tree colors) made up a gloomy weather. :) Such a nice place to visit during the fall. right?

Happy skywatching!

shooting star said...

wonderful colors of the autumn!!!

Dewdrop said...

The dull skies certainly make your fall colors pop! Wonderful! Happy Halloween!

AJEYA RAO said...

Wow...moved to the US. For how long? great. Dont miss the Grand canyon....plan to trek down.

Namita Chandra said...

Fall colors are lovely! Dying to be a leaf peeper. I love the third picture.

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Shantanu said...

The Fall is what I miss the most in India. I remember how pretty the entire drive from Washington DC to Niagara used to be when we chose to drive thru W.Virginia.

GMG said...

Hi Celine! I’m back home and happy to come here!! In particular with these wonderful fall pictures!!!

Meanwhile Blogtrotter is showing you an old castle village in Lycia. Enjoy and have a great week!

Priyank said...

Loved your leaf peeping!!

Lakshmi said...

And i peeped through your posts..so many to catch up on celine :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely!