Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “fall

West Fork Little Soda Canyon Before Dawn

West Fork Little Soda Canyon Before Dawn

 

Not being a morning person, you know that when I get up on my own and am out shooting before the sun comes up, there is something special going on. Mesa Verde National Park is an amazing place! I was incredibly well rested, sleeping at over 8000 ft. elevation. The Far View Lodge is very comfortable, but don’t expect things like TV to disrupt your stay. As it was, it was dark by the time we returned to the room after dinner, and little to do but sleep. After I slipped quietly from the room, it was like I had the whole park to myself. Far View does live up to it’s name. It is nearly fifty mile to the distant ridge on the horizon at the right. In the nearer distance, the scrub oaks and other shrubs are starting to turn to their fall foliage.

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Morning Sky

Morning Sky

 

I’ve never been much of a morning person, but there are some advantages to getting up early. This sunrise is from last October. When the conditions are right it can be spectacular.

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Autumn Road

Autumn Road

 

There are far worse things to do than travelling down side roads in the fall and see the coloured foliage. I found it interesting that the trees facing us on the left have lost their leaves but the ones farther in the grove and along the road have retained theirs. The gravel road tops a small rise and disappears into the distance.

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Remains Of Autumn

Remains Of Autumn

 

Deep in the foothills, west of Turner Valley, in Sheep River Provincial Park, fall comes early to this part of Kananaskis Country. In the brief period between the falling of the leaves and the flying of the snow, patches of trees are less willing to lose their foliage. A small grove faces a lone tree across a valley.

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Straight Cut Barley

Straight Cut Barley

 

Another day, another field, this time barley with the cutting header. The chaff falls behind the combine with the light breeze unable to carry much away.

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