Thursday, October 05, 2006

Colors of autumn

The autumn colors in northern Illinois leave somewhat to be desired. We don't get sweeping vistas of blazing colors here. I have to travel elsewhere to see those. Mostly, the landscape fades to yellowish-brown, then the leaves fall off the trees.

We do get the occasional overachiever tree, like this one and the one pictured above. They're the individual ornamental trees selected and planted precisely because they do color in the fall. The tree above is located on the grounds of a church in Woodstock, Illinois. My wife and I passed through the town on our way home from Wind Point, where we witnessed the storm sequence pictured in the last several posts.

I hope to get out for some of those sweeping vista shots in the weeks ahead.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Nick said...

Great colors. I love single tree pictures. The hill is really neat!! Nick

EssPea Photography said...

Simple composition and some nice colors. I would have liked a bit more space above the tree, but its a great shot!

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Ian said...

Love this composition and colour!

lisa-marie said...

Awesome shot! The colours are beautiful!