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Gold Country: Lundy Canyon, CA

Landed in NYC this morning, tossed about by the turbulence of wind and rain. Queasy-peasy. Overnight flight. Who sleeps on those? Sheesh - not me!

Laying low, hanging with the fam today. Mellow, relaxed. (What IS that feeling??) I was curious what all the fuss was about. I think I get it now.

This moment is pure gold.
Easy, simple breaths in the big city.
With a slice of autumn glow on top.
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Fujifilm X-T20, 50-140mm lens
ISO 400, f/11, 1/500 sec
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Cascading Radiance: Lundy Canyon, CA
At the end of the day, behind closed doors was the only time she let her hair down. The effect was so brilliant, so blinding, that local villagers had been known to swoon and collapse on the spot. So she learned to release the cascade of radiance on her head in private, where it could do what it did, unencumbered.

This day was like any other... one pin held it. She gave it a gentle tug and the resulting explosion of light and color filled the room like a heavenly kaleidoscope. Even she had to blink a little. She smiled. Yes, it was that time of year.
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Just a little story I always think up variations of when I see these cascades of autumn color streaming down mountainsides.

I don't tend to do sunrises to see this sort of explosive color, although they are lovely; especially when there are clouds to make fun sky colors! Sadly, there aren't any to be seen on this trip.

Instead, I like to go be there somewhere between 11am and maybe 2pm. Maybe later, depending on positioning of topography-to-sun. For my liking, that's when the autumn colors really bloom - and make anything around them seem pale by comparison. I think it's like magic! (though a fair bit is always lost in the translation to social media). That's both because I get to catch up on my sleep (part of any "time out" goal)... and because for once midday is the best time to catch the thing I love, need and want to see this time of year. 💖
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Fujifilm X-T20, 50-140mm lens
ISO 500, f/8, 1/800 sec
Handheld, taken at 1:10 pm
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Aging in Living Color: Bishop Creek Canyon

What do you love? I love studies... y'know, looking inward at the component parts of things and seeing how they tie into the whole. In fact, I love seeing the whole all summed up in the simplest point of view. Nature's deep that way.

Even as I drift around from one glowing autumn color spot to another here on the Eastside this week, I photograph the big scenes, for sure. Because I also love mountains and having my breath taken away with expansive glory. Those views always remind me to look up, see bigger, expand. And then I take in all the beautiful wee creations, without whom the greater simply wouldn't be.

Welcome to my world. :)
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Fujifilm X-T20, 50-140mm lens
ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/350 sec.
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Where Færies Dare To Go: Atlanta, GA

If færies shopped for real estate, I know this is the sort of place they'd see as full of potential...

Grin.
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Sprout: Truckee, CA
So young, so full of hope.
Whenever possible, I take counsel from the whispers of the forest.
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Taken with my Fujifilm X-T20, 16-55mm lens.
As always, my gear enjoyed low-light, 3-legged support from +Really Right Stuff.
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One of a Kind: Truckee, CA
Foggy mornings in a forest are their own kind 'o magic.
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Autumn in the Abstract: Cisco Grove, CA

I thought I'd miss all the fall color this year, getting back from my travels so late in the season. But some of it hung on for me!

Color me happy. :D
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"Swingin' in Gold": Truckee, CA
Hold all my calls...I'll be right here. :))
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The Sheer Weight of Gold: Hope Valley, CA

Today, this started out as a social post... but ended up unfolding on my blog : http://karenhutton.com/2016/11/paradox-and-myths/.

It began like this:
Here’s a paradox for you: When I go out to photograph nature, landscape and this gorgeous world of ours – I luxuriate in the experience. Every blessed second of it. I feel like I’m standing in the heart of creation, where I can mostly clearly hear the voice of the Divine.

At the same time, I’ve trained myself to move quickly - and with assurance. When conditions are gorgeous, I aim to capture as much of it as I can, with as many variations and perspectives as I can come up with. I want each blessed adventure to yield a rich variety of images, from the bolder, wider strokes like the one above… to the intimate, up-close and personal story like the one below. I want each slice that a scene has to offer to tell the full story of joy and delight that I experienced.

It doesn't happen by accident...
http://karenhutton.com/2016/11/paradox-and-myths/.


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Central Park. Autumn. Unbelievable color. And a duck.

Priceless.
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