Fall color ... sort of.

Posted by
Jeffrey (Scottsdale, United States) on 28 October 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Location: West Fork of Oak Creek, Sedona, AZ

On Saturday, I joined my friend, Steve Ruttenberg, on a trip to hike the West Fork of Oak Creek near Sedona, AZ and take a few photos along the way. I wanted to field test the latest round of modifications I made last week to my second FrankenKamera (the one based on a Toyo VX23D medium-format view camera, which for various reasons, I have recently revived) and the outing proved successful in that respect, as I uncovered a few minor issues I need to address.

Alas, the fall color wasn't as spectacular as hoped. I suspect we were a bit early, but it was also clear the area had not recovered from the fires of a few years ago. In the end, I took only five photos over the nearly seven miles we hiked. And of those, only two were worth processing. Although this one is nothing special as fall color landscape photos go, I like it better than the other one. <shrugs>

(And No, I didn't use a fisheye lens or take this photo with the camera up high and pointed downward. Believe it or not, but the trees really are growing that way!)

A larger, higher resolution version of this photo can be seen here: http://www.canyonero.com/files/1540700726.jpg