Autumn Reflections

Fall started late for us this year, really late. Here we are in November and we are just now at our peek for the autumn leaves, which is a bit unusual. Last week we had mostly heavy rain, so I thought for sure we’d lose most of the leaves before we had a chance to get out and do some landscape photography, but thankfully over the weekend the rain stopped, and the weather was perfect for a little road trip with our cameras.

I’ll talk more about our drive out in the country on another blog post because first I want to show off one of the images I took at Alum Creek in the morning. The lighting was great, the water was calm, and the trees were still full of their beautiful leaves. I especially like those water reflections.  The water was so calm in some areas it looked like ice.  I couldn’t be happier, and I’m so thankful I got a chance to take in some of nature’s gorgeous scenes and colors.

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Rainbow Over Cumberland Falls

I celebrated my anniversary with my husband a couple of weeks ago, and we visited Cumberland Falls, Kentucky.  Cumberland Falls is a beautiful waterfall on the Cumberland River, and we were happy to see the rainbow over the falls.  It’s such a gorgeous sight, and thankfully it showed up nicely in the majority of our photographs.  I’m still going through many of our images, but I have this one ready and on our site, and it’s one of my favorites.

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rainbow over cumberland falls

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Ready for the Music

When I was in high school this time of year was exciting because of Marching Band.  I loved band!  I have such good memories of music, marching, band camp, football games and fellow bandies.  I still have my clarinet.  Maybe I’ll bring her out to play.

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Ready for the Music

 

 

Hot Air Balloons

I had the chance to view the hot air balloon launch at the All Ohio Balloon Festival in Marysville, Ohio.  It was fun, but not exactly what I expected.  First, we didn’t actually go into the festival, but instead found a place nearby where we parked and could watch and photograph the balloons.  The spot we chose was great for actually seeing the balloons, but the sun was bright and facing towards us, which made it a little difficult to photograph.  Next year we’ll take that into consideration when we look for a new location.  There also weren’t that many balloons.  We had this idea in our heads that there would be 50 balloons in the sky, but there were only 13.  I’m not sure if this is typical, or if the numbers were lower because of the weather.  It also could have just been that our expectations were way too high.  Regardless, it was fun to watch and I look forward to next year.  Here are some of my photographs from the day.

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Canopy of Trees

While camping we drove under a canopy of trees.  We had to stop the car to get this photograph.  The scene was too beautiful to pass up.  Little did we know that this would be the first of several scenes like this we would experience on our little drive through the countryside that evening.  It was lovely.

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Canopy of Trees

 

Electric Blue Flames

A couple of weekends ago we went camping and had a campfire which meant I got to play with fire . . . I mean take photographs of fire.  Using a slower shutter speed gave me the opportunity to create some fun abstract designs from the flames, and I later changed the colors during editing.  These three blue photographs are just some of the Abstract Flame series I did, and I’ll share more later.

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Electric Blue Flames 1: Abstract Photography by Angela Murdock

Electric Blue Flames 2: Abstract Photography by Angela Murdock

Electric Blue Flames 3

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Marblehead Lighthouse

It was such a beautiful morning when I took this photograph.  We were at the Marblehead Lighthouse in Ohio up at Lake Erie.  The morning was quiet and peaceful, quite different from the day before when the wind was so fierce the waves were like those on the ocean.  It was a cloudy morning, and rain would eventually come, but in those first few hours when the sun was trying to peek through, it was lovely.  People were boating, couples were enjoying the view, and I got one of my favorite photographs.

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Marblehead Lighthouse

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Hocking Hills Waterfall

This waterfall is called the Upper Falls and is located on the trail at Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills state park.  This was taken during the Fall season.  I was hoping to get a chance to go back this spring when the waterfalls were at their fullest, but I was sick for too long and missed the opportunity.  I guess that just means I get to look forward to it next year.  It really is a beautiful area and one of my favorite places in Ohio.  It is a bit too known and traveled, but if you go in the early morning, you can mostly have the trails to yourself.  At least that was my experience when I took this photograph.  There was only one other person there. My next trip there will hopefully be sometime in the winter when these falls will be ice.

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Hocking Hills Waterfall

 

 

Tiger Lily Petals

Here is another photograph in the floral abstract series of images I’ve recently taken.  I love the way the petals seem to have a flowing motion, like the dress of a dancer as she spins.

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Tiger Lily Petals

Standing on the Docks at Sunrise

Here’s another photograph from Deer Creek State Park.  It was a gorgeous sunrise at the lake, and we were the only people outside.  I guess everyone else stayed in bed.  My husband posed for me, helping me create a serene image of a man standing on the docks watching the morning sky.

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standing on the docks at sunrise