Setting sun

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It’s always bittersweet for us to have summer come to the end. Because we work seasonally, the 7 days per week, from late spring to mid fall gets tiring and the slower pace of the off season is a welcome change. However we are sad to lose warm, sunny days to cooler, damp, shorter ones.

We are thankful to be living this life and take pleasure in each day at the lake.

November 2015 Calendar

We may not get much for glorious red maples in our part of the country in the fall but the under brush of the boreal forest still paints beautiful scenes with flaming yellows and oranges and reds.

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This was taken at the top of the Current River Cascades in Thunder Bay while hiking with my 10 & 7 year old grandsons in early October.

For different screen resolutions of the image, go here or drop down the Free Calendar tab at the top of the page and scroll to November.

October 2014

This fall we have been experiencing the most colourful and vivid fall shades we seen in a number of years. Having had two harsh frosts may have contributed to this unusual condition. Because of the lack of maples here, we typically see only the yellows of birch, poplar and tamarack mixed with the greens of pine, spruce and cedar. Any orange and red is usually proved by low berry bushes in the undergrowth. This season, the random maple is gloriously evident. Even a dreary day like the day these photos were taken, can be aglow.fall colours on lake shore

So for the October desktop calendar, I chose a back road scene with the full range of this season’s colour. Enjoy.free desktop calendar October 2014_1440x900

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Shorter days and cooler nights are upon us. With a little humidity overnight, we get some great moody moments.

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fall mist

There are so many reasons to love fall. Clear skies seems so much bluer in the cooler air. Of course, all the vibrant shades of the rainbow are painted on the hillsides take your breath away. But one of my favourite autumn things is a calm misty morning at the lake.

fall mist at dock

mist at dawn

Straight out of the camera, this scene appears to be shades of black and white.

When I reduce the saturation to zero in Lightroom, any hint of colour is removed and the image looks like this:

So what is the colour that tints the original image? I took the image into PhotoShop to take a closer look. With the colour selector dialogue box open, I can use the eyedropper tool to click on an area of the image to see what colour that pixel or pixels hold. To which colour do you think the grey shades are related?

 

Raleigh Falls

Happy 1st day of fall.