Well, the drive up was safe and beautiful (once the sun came up). I left super early, and so I arrived super early, and also got to miss the rather dull parts of southern Oklahoma that make the trip so endless.

I’m not entirely satisfied with this picture. I couldn’t really crop it in a way that I liked, and I couldn’t spend the time needed to really bring out the pretty yellow glow in the older leaves, as my dear aunt and uncle have just arrived, and are now circling around wondering at the silly city boy playing on his computer instead of enjoying a beer and chitchatting.

(FYI: I don’t drink, and if I had known they were coming, I would’ve waited awhile to process and post this… if I was a better person, I would go ahead and put all this on hold and wait until later. Alas.)

However, given that flowers are still blooming in Dallas, and the temperature dropped 40 degrees between there and here, and it rained here today, so it’s really a treat to be able to shoot the color, and I’m looking forward to 3 or 4 days of hiking around and shooting, as long as the batteries hold out. (I drove off without the charger this morning… tsk tsk.)

D7000. Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5 Series 1 (Kiron). ISO800, 1/400th (AP mode), f/3.5. About 10 minutes of wildly interrupted slider play in Aperture.

Note: the title refers to the photo, and not the color…

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