Autumn seemed to get off to a late start this year – due to the weather being warmer and wetter this summer the change of colors seemed to be about 2-3 weeks later than normal in Southwestern Ohio. In fact, I was concerned that there wouldn’t be much color at all this year. Thankfully, I was wrong.
No fall would be complete without a visit to Tom’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze to pick up Fall gourds. My two favorite girls enjoying the maze on a hot autumn day.
The next weekend I made a trip South to the Cincinnati area to shoot, and the leaves were just starting to change at Sharon Woods. Still, there was more color in the downed leaves than there was on the trees.
The following weekend found me travelling North to Lake Erie to shoot the Fairport Harbor Breakwater Lighthouse. As usual, the weather was rough – but it made for some exciting imagery.
While I was in the area I stopped to shoot Painesville Falls in Painesville, Ohio. The colors in Northern Ohio were in full swing!
Last fall, Renee and I participated in the Haunted Springfield Ghost Tours and had a great time! This year I was hired to shoot the walks which made for a fun experience – although I have to admit it was difficult to listen to the stories when I was trying to get the shot.
Finally, the colors in our area were beginning to get into full swing. One of the Gum Tree leaves in my back yard – shot on an old Soviet cold-war era Helios lens for some crazy bokeh.
The same weekend I hiked at Caesar Creek and wasn’t disappointed. Such a crisp, beautiful fall day!
This time of year oten finds me in our two local cemeteries; Calvary and Woodland. The fall colors are fantastic and I love the peace and quiet.
I went for a hike the next weekend with my big GX617 at Possum Creek Metropark.
Then, sadly, the colors faded away. Mother Nature also provided us with a fairly bad icestorm that knocked down what was left of the color.
And so closes another fall in Ohio! I’m glad I was able to squeeze in a little time here and there to get out and enjoy it! I hope you did as well!