Many Mini Pumpkins

Many Mini Pumpkins

For lunch yesterday I went to the pumpkin patch with my wife and youngest daughter. I just wanted to get out for a little while and the pumpkin patch is just up the road from where I work, so it made for a nice break from the cubicle. It turned out to be a good time to go because there weren’t a lot of people, almost none. My daughter got a pumpkin and got to run around the little kid’s corn maze, and I got to take a few photos. I now want to go there in the evening to shoot the activity when it’s dark.

The weather
is really turning to Fall now. Not surprising since it is October, but October in California can be pretty warm. There were a lot of clouds blowing through that would have made for some impressive landscape photos, but I was hanging out with my family. There’s a photo of a cloud below.

Here are a few other images from the pumpkin patch:
That time of year



Fall Clouds

The other side of the road

Today I took a little drive a lunch, looking for something to shoot. I’ve been a little slow the past couple of days, so wanted to at least take a few shots.

The weather cooperated today and blew in a great mix of upper and lower atmosphere clouds. This was taken right outside town, by the side of the road. I was actually shooting barns on the other side of the road from this shot, but when I turned to walk back the car, I saw these great clouds. This photo is on Zooomr with a geotag so you can see the location. EXIF data is also there.

I did the processing in Lightroom. My trial has 23 more days, so I need to get busy and take a lot of pictures. I really like Lightroom. It makes processing easy, without making pictures look too processed.

I also want to share a site I found out about a couple of days ago – 365 Portraits. A real photographer is posting a new portrait everyday. These are incredible portraits. Very inspiring.