I've been really bummed about not having a chance to get out and do any real shooting yet. The color was late, my trip north got cancelled, I got busy with other things, I didn't know where the color would be, I don't have the flexibility I used to have.
You went up north and the color was late and you still got some amazing shots. Because you're a great photographer.
My last chance is next weekend, the 24th. Assuming the weather isn't awful, I am taking the Friday off, and I am taking that weekend going shooting *somewhere*. I don't know where it will be, but with a hard freeze two nights this weekend, *somewhere* has to have good color next weekend.
So unless it's going to pour nonstop (unlikely) or there really is nothing left anywhere... I am going to go out there and get something!
Perfectionism is my biggest enemy. If the color isn't just so, I don't want to go out. If the weather isn't good, I don't want to go out. And so I end up missing out on things. That is what is happening this year.
Having a FT job for the first time in 15 years is also a real adjustment. Before, I could have just dropped everything and gone wherever the good foliage reports were coming from. Now I cannot.
They are talking about a lot of wind this weekend. I hope by next weekend there will still be something left worth even photographing. I am trying to be optimistic.
Edit: Sorry to hijack your thread. Your photos are wonderful.
The last two days knocked a lot of the already-turned leaves off.
I will update though as the week goes on.
Come on up, I am sure you will find something good.. you always do.
If you're looking for color, I think you are in MA, I would look west in your state or CT or maybe the Hudson Valley.
I would love to meet with you but after spontaneously missing two days of work for this funeral, I am basically done with days off until the end of the year, and I'm super exhausted as well, we'll have to do it another time.
BTW I drove from Bennington to Buffalo, 350 miles, and I saw maybe one pocket of decent color on the whole trip. It's just been a lousy year in most places.