Well as a photographer (albeit amateur one- that's me above at the Pumpkin Patch!), I like to think that I have developed (through trial and error and tireless effort) some level of skill that allows me to capture the beauty in something better through the lens of a camera than with my own eyes. However, there is a small window of opportunity in the Fall where I believe the scenery is so graceful and creates such a splendid canvas, that my Dog could take a picture with just as much artistic credibility as one snapped by Annie Leibovitz herself.
Yes, Fall has hit in Oregon and it has been an amazingly beautiful one at that. It's the time in October when we need to add an extra blanket to our bed but not yet ready to break out the emergency down comforter you keep behind the beach towels. So lately, I've been enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of Autumn.
Also, I hope it was noted that I just described Autumn without ever once describing it as "crisp", even though in doing so would instantly help the reader to understand what I am trying to depict. However, I took a Creative Writing Course at the University of Oregon and upon our first assignment, the Professor had 1 request: "Please do not use the word 'crisp' to describe a Fall day. It's played out, it's all anyone ever says to describe Fall and there are many other ways to send forth your notion."
That has stuck with me.
Please enjoy some of my pictures below from this season. All were executed, taken (minus (2) who others took which I'm in), edited and polished by me.
(ABOVE: My friend Jordan's Dog, Bowser and the sky at Eagle Crest.)(ABOVE: Me. The Photographer and Blogger. Enjoying the beautiful day in Central Oregon)
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