Monday, October 13, 2014

Woods on an October Afternoon



Mr. Cranberry and I took a walk in our woods on Saturday afternoon so that he could spray paint a large, orange X on the trees he wants to get out of the woods this fall. Among the many maples, I noticed some ironwood, oak, and a few elm.

When I first stepped into the woods from the alfalfa field, I remarked at how beautiful it was, the afternoon light filtered by the leaves. But in the picture I got with my cellphone, the golden beauty disappeared and everything was covered with a blue haze (below).



Mr. Cranberry handed me his blue-blocker sunglasses and said, 'Here. Look through these.'  I did. The blue haze vanished. Since I only had my cellphone with me and not my regular camera, I took the photos by holding his sunglasses in front of my cellphone lens.



A little birch and maple vignette.
And I just noticed a couple oak leaves lying there also.
I think the birch looks like something from Dr. Who.
Can you see Matt Smith in there?


(Didn't get the glasses over the lens this time)


We'll be lucky to get this one down before it falls down!

This one must go. It's in the path we'll use to get the truck or tractor into the woods.

Woodhenge. Remains of former family powwows.

And you can see on the right side of the picture that the sunglasses didn't completely cover the lens.


 What you need for this experiment



And now you're going to tell me that my cellphone has a blue-blocker setting on it??  Probably.


 The Neighbor's Barn


Have you been out to the woods yet this fall? Better hurry.

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58 comments:

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Loved this post - great photos, good improvisation and (I think) some gentle humour that I liked very much. Now you're going to tell me it wasn't intended! What's Mr C wearing round his waist? It looks like a holster.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

An autumn walk in the woods. There are few things like it. These are amazing shots :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful pictures, Judy! I notice how brilliant the fall foliage is when I'm wearing my magnetic sunglasses too, and I tried putting them (they are not large) over my big camera lens but they didn't cover enough. I'm wondering if there's a lens cover in that colour that I could buy for it. It does make the colours truer. Also, on my iPhone, I find I have a pink tone to my photos. I don't know why that is but it really makes my photos look funny. Maybe I need to buy a pair of cheap sunglasses with a large lens? Happy Monday to you.

Arlene Grimm said...

Beautiful...my dad used to "mark" trees for the US Forest Service so that brings back memories. It is a lot of work to be the custodian of a forest!!

Gisela Suski said...

These photos are stunning and you are able to experience this beauty all the time. I love seeing moss and all the beautiful lighting in the woods.

Terri D said...

Well, aren't you the inventive one! What an excellent idea, using the sunglasses over the lens!! Love the photos. You'll have to buy your cell phone it's own pair of sun glasses now. I have no idea if mine has a blue-blocker (or even what that is!). You are so much more edumacated about those things than I am, Judy!

Sandra said...

I am soooo jealous. i have always wanted to own my own woods and to have your own woodhenge is wonderful... i have to drive 20 to 25 minutes to find any woods and most of our woods can't be walked in because it is to swampy... but we can walk in them year round... your cell phone did a fantastic job of these photos, but then it KNEW who was holding it i am sure.

NanaDiana said...

Well, now I know your picture taking talent is NOT in the GOOD camera you have. You have taken fantastic pictures using a CELL phone and holding a pair of GLASSES over it! LOL You are my new hero!

Love the woods- I can almost smell Autumn in this picture. One of my favorites is Woodhenge! xo Diana

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful photos of the woods! Looks like a very pleasant place for a walk.

Debby Ray said...

Gorgeousness!! Hey, I have used that sunglasses trick and it works great! These are all so lovely!

Anne Payne said...

Lovely autumn images! And the barn is delightful.

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Linda Kay said...

Judy, aren't you just too clever using sun glasses. Whatever you did, your pictures really turned out well. And the barn with the trees behind it is stunning.

Amy Burzese said...

Who knew? I guess Mr. Cranberry did, and now we all know, thanks to you two. Still waiting for fall color down here. We only have snippets right now. We're getting a storm front tonight and first, I hope there is no damage, and secondly, hope the leaves are still intact afterward. Thanks for joining the barn linkup!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Your woods is beautiful! I love the fall light even with a blue tint :-)

Rose said...

Nice series of shots, but the barn is my favorite of course. And it has such lovely color behind it!

Roan said...

Wonderful post! This is my favorite time of the year for walks in the woods. Love to hear the crunch of leaves beneath my feet. Great barn, too! Innovative photography! love it!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, loved the walk in the woods, could almost smell the earthy scent. Wonderful, pictures, Blessings Francine.

ladyfi said...

Just gorgeous!

Beth said...

The woods are beautiful. As a child we visited what we called "the timber" and there is such beauty and serenity there. A special place! Sometimes I wish I lived out in the country and had timber!

podso said...

Gorgeous photos. It reminds me of the first time I put on "rose colored glasses" and saw the transformation. Mr. Cranberry must have had very clean glasses to get such vibrant and clear photos. It reminds me of a photo text from my son of the moon this weekend, somehow taken with his cell through the telescope. Just amazing.

Ginny said...

The scene of the neighbor's barn is beautiful! And so is the first picture. What a genius trick, I will be remembering it! Are the stumps really the remains of ancient meetings? How cool!

Debbie said...

Wow....SUCH beautiful scenery you have....love the pictures.

Debbie said...

Wow....SUCH beautiful scenery you have....love the pictures.

Debbie said...

Wow....SUCH beautiful scenery you have....love the pictures.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I can almost smell the musty fallen leaves here in your photos.

The barn has a lot of charm.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Thank goodness for those sunglasses because the beauty there in the woods was extraordinary! :)

Sara D.B. said...

Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them with us, Judy! I'll be back soon!

Have a lovely week!

Donna said...

We have woods behind us but they are not ours...how wonderful to have your own woods to explore...gorgeous.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the walk in the northern woods!

Stacey said...

Your pictures are amazing! We don't have birch around here and I love to see the beautiful bark. We do need to get to the woods very soon...my husband is having withdrawal from it. We have some land in East Texas and it's covered in big beautiful trees. Mostly oaks and pine but it's wonderful.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous!! what a fun walk. i love fall time walks. perfect every time.

we were out yesterday in the fall times. but sadly it was a bit foggy. a bit nervous about all the deer running around like silly folks. ha. ha!! ( :

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

These are beautiful pics!! How smart to put the glasses in front of the lens! I love your wooded area. I always thought it would be nice to have some land with lots of trees. I love to take walks in the woods, especially this time of year.

Tom said...

Neat fall colors, this year around here the colors are dull. Tom The Backroads Traveller

eileeninmd said...

The woods are beautiful! I love the barn scene. Lovely collection of images, Judy!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great pictures - thanks for taking us along on your walk. I have problems with the blue showing up on some of my pics also and suspect there is a simple solution on my camera and just have not figured it out.LOL
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your evening.

Marie said...

Those blueblocker sunglasses sure made a HUGE difference! My gosh, those are some great photos. What a wonderful walk in the woods!

Ida said...

Wow I didn't realize that sunglasses blocked out blue light. Anyway I enjoyed the mosaic and the picture of the barn too.

Donna said...

There are some camera apps that allow you to warm up the light when you take the photo. The sunglasses work in the pinch to reduce glare, but they also make polarizer filters for iPhones! Most work without your iPhone not in a case. But there are some clip-on ones that you can use without requiring a case removal.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks lovely all leaf covered. I remember those Fall days back in Illinois!

LV said...

Loved seeing these gorgeous fall sights. We do not get this in Texas. That was a neat idea with the sunglasses.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Pretty creative to use hubby's glasses to alter the colours for your photos.
How lovely to have a forest to stroll in, and wood henge to boot!
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Judy.

Valerie said...

Your woods are simply lovely! As always your photographs are stunning too. =) You never fail to bring a smile to my face. Love your writing style so much!
Blessings and Sunshine,
Valerie

Felicia said...

Pretty images Judy. Yes I was in the woods yesterday. I love to the smell of the damp earth and the leaves.

Nancy Shuman said...

Oh, glorious! No, I haven't been to the woods yet.... time to go!

Carla from The River said...

Hi Judy,
Great photos.
The boys looked for Matt Smith in your photo, LOL!! Sam is a big Dr. Who fan.

Thank you for the advice on my blog regarding how to help the boys filter the media. I appreciate it.

Lots of Love,
Carla

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your autumn color is beautiful! I love your woods--they must be a pleasant place to walk around and feel surrounded by nature. I find autumn colors can be brighter on cloudy days--maybe nature's blue filter?

Debra Howard said...

What beautiful sights! Amazing pics!

Cheryl said...

Such beautiful autumn pictures!! Our woods look nothing like yours yet, but it is coming...

Mr. Cranberry is ingenious. His sunglasses were just the thing you needed. :)

J_on_tour said...

It's interesting how your two photos of the woods differ. Ok the golden one that you like from your camera has a unique charm about it but I also like the light depicted coming through the trees on your cell phone.
I've got three means of recording digital pictures now and they all have their benefits. My camera phone (had since january) is ideal for quick pictures, great in standard shots but awkward in varying light conditions as the readings are all averaged out. However it can throw up some surprising uncontrollable results as I notice in your photo too.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Miss Josephine wants to play in "aNt mEWdEEz" woods. She wants to go there Right Now!
She is also intrigued by the sound Muker makes when he's chewing.

bj said...

How fun to walk thru your own woods...love that.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Thanks for the walk in the woods. I could almost smell it! Hug.

Tanya Breese said...

so pretty! ha, someone told me recently to hold my sunglasses in front of my camera, i had never heard of that before!

bettyl-NZ said...

Woodhenge--I like that! Your photos are lovely and what a difference the sunglasses made!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I marvel at your cell phone camera!! Wow Judy - the difference in the photos with the sunglasses is amazing!!
I was just telling my husband the other day that I need to update my cell for one that has a descent camera!!
I also need to get out into the woods!! You have so much beauty all around your home!

Terri said...

I have tried that before! It didn't turn out as well as yours, but I had my camera, not my phone. Yes, I am ready to hit the fall foliage tour here in Arkansas..just waiting on the leaves to turn a bit more.

Michelle F said...

Hi,

I would have never thought of this experiment. Looks like it turned out very well.
I miss living in the country with lots of land to discover.
Enjoy the rest of Autumn while it's here.

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