Friday, November 20, 2015

Very Late Autumn in the Woods

 Washington, Connecticut

Yesterday, late morning at Steep Rock Preserve, before the rain came in.


Juha Haataja said...

Beautiful carpet of leaves on the ground, almost unreal. These photographs might work in b&w as well, but I like the muted colors.

Carl Weese said...

Juha, the forest here is mixed hardwood and evergreen. Where the broadleaf trees predominate you really do get a thick carpet of leaves in the fall. Where the hemlock and spruce are dominant, there's a permanent thick mat of needles.

I've done a lot of work at Steep Rock in the past with b&w large format film, so working here in color is sort of a new experiment. Either way, I find overcast is essential to portray the deep forest—bright sunlight just doesn't work at all.

Juha Haataja said...

Indeed, clouded weather is perfect for taking photographs in/of a forest.

But sometimes it is so that what is good for the photographs may not be good for the photographer.

In November we have often overcast weather for such a long period that it doesn't feel good any more. Last year in Helsinki we got 13 hours of sunlight in November. This year it may be a bit more, but not much.