Falling for fall

Hello my friends !

Mother nature knows how to amaze us with every new season and autumn is the most glorious, grand and spectacular transformation she deploys before our eyes.  How can we not be in awe in front of such splendor ?

The colourful leaves shine beautifully under the sun and there is such a soft and wonderful luminosity at this time of year.  I tried to capture the colours and light of the season in all its glory !

The church steeple at St-Simon Les Mines, Beauce, Quebec

The leaves have almost all fallen now, but I’ve always found bare trees also beautiful with their silhouettes against the sky.

On another note I wanted to share with you one of my favourite photography blog.   Thomas Whelan is a great photographer and naturalist and specializes in macro photography.  He is also a great artist just by the way he look at things and conveys his vision in his photography.  His photos are simply stunning and marvellously beautiful.  You can visit his blog here and he also has a website here where you can see and purchase prints.  He was also portrayed in a video titled “Before My Eyes” and you can see it here (scroll down on the page to see the video).  The video is 9 minutes long, but it’s a great video where he talks about his motivations and vision of photography.  We see him in nature during a photo shoot and we also see many of his photos.  A very well done video and worth watching.

I hope it won’t be another three weeks before I can make another post.  I still have to edit 26 photos from a photo shoot I did two weeks ago and 3 more for my niece from a portrait session we did last August.  That’s a lot of work !

Have a lovely week-end everyone !

Jocelyne

I’m joining the October Photo Challenge: Something Orange at www.rocktheshotforum.com/

 

56 comments on “Falling for fall

  1. elisaruland says:

    Your thoughts and images of the fall season are inspiring, and the colors beautiful!

  2. Anne Jutras says:

    Bonjour Jocelyne! Tes photos sont magnifiques! Les couleurs sont riches et les arbres dans leur plus belle présentation. J’adore la dernière, avec la chapelle sur le vallon, la touche de texture est judicieusement choisi. La deuxième image avec le banc est superbe aussi. En fait, tes photos sont toutes très belles.

    Dis, tu parles d’un vidéo, mais je ne le vois pas… Et le photographe, peut-on avoir un lien? Qui mènerais à son blogue ou à son site web, c’est une suggestion, comme ça.

    Je te souhaite un beau week-end.

    Ps : le temps froid est arrivé, des flocons ont valsés aujourd’hui. Par chance, ils ont tous fondus. hihi!

    • Anne…merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire qui me fait tellement plaisir ! Tu devrais voir la photo originale de la chapelle sur le vallon. Pas très belle la photo, un ciel cramé et des couleurs assez fade. J’ai failli la supprimer mais j’ai tenté de l’améliorer avec textures, calques de couleurs et autres et je suis vraiment heureuse du résultat.
      Pour le vidéo et le photographe, j’ai bel et bien mis les liens mais on ne les vois pas beaucoup. Le texte du lien est de couleur bourgogne pâle mais on le distingue à peine de la couleur noire du reste du texte. J’ai écrit : “You can visit his blog here and his website here” et le “here” est le lien.
      Je te les mets ici : son blog : http://tomwhelan.wordpress.com/
      Le vidéo : http://tomwhelan.wordpress.com/about/ (descend un peu, il n’est pas très apparent à première vue)
      Et son site où on peut voir toutes ses photos : http://www.whelanphoto.com/
      Je suis sûre que tu vas aimer !
      Ici aussi les flocons ont commencé, mais n’ont pas duré longtemps. J’espère qu’on aura un bel été Indien !
      Bonne fin de semaine ! xx

      • Anne Jutras says:

        Merci Jocelyne, je vais aller voir les liens,je suis toujours prenante pour de nouvelles découvertes.

        Parfois les photos ratées se prêtent à merveille aux textures, tu as vraiment bien réussi!
        Bye xx

      • Anne Jutras says:

        Jocelyne! Je suis tombée en amour avec ce photographe, enfin, je veux dire avec ses photos. ¨Ça donne le goût de partir et faire juste de la macro! Un gros merci!

      • J’étais sûre que tu aimerais ça Anne ! N’est-ce pas que ses photos sont magnifiques ? J’en ai des frissons quand je vois ses photos !
        Tu m’as fait rire quand tu as dis que tu étais tombée en amour avec ce photographe ou plutôt avec ses photos ! Lol !

  3. tomwhelan says:

    An inspired and pretty collection of fall photographs. I particularly like the foliage branch with the lovely out-of-focus background, and the church landscape with the wonderful hill in the background. Mais, ils sont tous tres belle. Et un gros merci pour le lien (j’espere, c’est the mot juste).

    • Tom, thank you so much for such kind words, it is really appreciated and I’m glad you like these photos ! How nice of you to write in french🙂 and yes, it is the right word ! I hope many people will click the links !
      Have a lovely week-end !

  4. Garden Gate says:

    Magnificient! I love the colors of Autumn. Nature ablaze with glorious splendor.

  5. Drenagoram says:

    Beau Jour Jocelyne , en Regard du Vivant😉

    Tes Reflets sur le Temps , en bel Automne s’arriment ,
    Pour Offrir dans l’Infime , Mille Couleurs en Mouvements ,
    Jaunes d’Hors & Rouges Sang , enterrent en Toute Estime ,
    Pour l’Hiver dans l’Abîme , la Promesse d’un Printemps .
    ~
    NéO~
    ~
    Becs de Saison

  6. janina says:

    Fall is a wonderful season, I agree! These pix show that to a T. My favourite of them all is the one with the bench; I can see, and think, that it would make a wonderful painterly image using some filters…beautiful! And, the nostalgia shown in the bottom scene makes me yearn for the country…wonderful!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and Liking all those pix…you were busy!! ;o)

    • Yes I was busy Lol ! Your photos are beautiful, I enjoyed so much visiting your blog🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on my photos, it means a lot to me. You’re right, a filter mimicking a painting would look great on the bench photo, I think I’ll give it a try ! I’m so glad to hear the landscape photo brought up this yearning feeling. It is always so satisfying knowing my photos can cause such feelings.

  7. Marie-Charlotte says:

    Tes photos sont magnifiques Jocelyne ! La dernière est fabuleuse et m’a beaucoup émue. L’automne est vraiment la meilleure saison chez vous, aaaah j’aimerais tellement y revenir. Affectueuses pensée de Paris

    • Merci beaucoup Marie-Charlotte, ton commentaire me fait grand plaisir ! Je suis si heureuse que ma dernière photo t’ai émue, quel bonheur de savoir qu’une de mes photos puisse avoir cet effet ! Je te souhaite de tout coeur que tu puisses revenir visiter le Québec🙂

  8. You’ve really captured the season, Jocelyne. I just love the third shot and then I saw the last one. It is impossibly beautiful, just a perfect scene.
    Good luck with all of your editing work; enjoy your weekend.
    -Karen

    • Karen, what an awesome comment, you just made my day ! When I took the last photo I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a great photo because we only see a small part of the scenery, but finally it turned out pretty good, I’m so glad you think it’s that beautiful ! Thanks again and have a great week.

  9. David says:

    Beautiful photos. Autumn is such a pretty season with the different colors. Have a good weekend.

  10. PhotosAbitibi says:

    Juste wow !!! Beautiful !!!

  11. Your pictures are just beautiful… I love fall and the colours… Even as the trees drop their leaves, it looks beautiful. I marvel at how beautiful the fall is. Have a good week and waiting for your next post and pictures.

    • Thank you so much Marlys ! I’m with you, when the trees drop their leaves it’s also beautiful. It’s a new landscape and we can make beautiful photos of bare trees.
      Have a good week too Marlys🙂

  12. thephotographerinside.com says:

    Wow lovely autumn colours!

  13. Jenna says:

    You have captured the glorious fall color beautifully, Jocelyne. This is one of the greatest seasons for photography. Everything has such a coziness to it, and it is breathtaking to be out this time of year to enjoy the beauty. Thank you for this post. It is, as always, very uplifting and cheerful.🙂

    • Thank you Jenna 🙂
      It’s great to know you think my posts are uplifting and cheerful. I’m trying to pass something through my photography, so I’m very glad to hear they are uplifting and cheerful to you.
      I hope the weather will improve here. I want to go take more photos but it’s so cloudy and rainy.
      I want sun ! Have a good week Jenna !

  14. Hi Jocelyne, I love your style of photography and will be following from now on! I hope to gain even more inspiration from you, the colours in these images are simply stunning!

    • Hi Lucy ! Thank you so much for your compliment on my photos and also thank you for the follow ! I would be very happy if you could gain inspiration from me. That’s part of blogging, be inspired and inspiring others and I think it’s just wonderful ! Have a great week !

  15. Fergiemoto says:

    Beautiful autumn shots!

  16. Wow! Jocelyne these images have really taken my breath away. Autumn images that you have to fall in love with. The simplicity and balance in the third images is inspirational. Once again wow! Sorry I have to say it again, Wow!

    • Wow James ! Your comment make me so happy, you just made my day ! It’s surprising how simple things are seen with new eyes when captured through a lens. Suddenly, they are more beautiful. That’s what I love about photography.
      Thank you so much for this awesome comment, have a good week !

  17. Salut Jocelyne! You changed your blog color to a fall theme! Yay! I’m ready for the holidays🙂 these are really beautiful pictures!!!! The color of the trees..that elegant red, its so pretty! You live in such a wonderful place, you can take so many pictures! It’s great to see what you see and that you share it with us🙂
    Adri

    • Hello Adri ! It’s always nice to hear from you🙂 Thank you for the compliments on my photos, it always makes me happy to receive such nice compliments. I’ve been a little lazy lately with my photography, I’ll have to get out more and take landscape photos, if it will just stop raining…
      Oh, I’m so ready for the holidays too !
      Have a nice week-end !

      • You’re welcome! I love visiting your blog🙂 Yes I agree, I haven’t posted in a while, I have been busy with work & life. Things are looking more relaxing now so I will be blogging again! Hope you are having a nice fall season🙂

  18. The bench shot almost looks like a watercolour painting! Lovely!

  19. JimR says:

    The colours and texture are beautiful Jocelyne. Autumn my favourite time of year.

  20. Sheila says:

    Wow – these are so beautiful! You definitely captured the autumn glow. I love the last one especially. It’s like going back in time again. I’m glad to see you’ve had a happy autumn!

  21. Wonderful Jocelyne🙂 I”m happy you were able to see and enjoy such great color this Fall, and had the opportunity to photograph some of nature’s best. I like striking and vibrant color, and admire the way you captured such color. The church in the valley is another special photo. Of course all your shots are great🙂

    • Jeffrey, thank you ! Such nice compliments from a very talented photographer as you are always greatly appreciated🙂 Isn’t fall amazing ? The colours were spectacular but it’s all gone now. I would have taken another month of those vibrant colours.

  22. Judy says:

    Jocelyne…here is another gorgeous series! I love them all, as I love all your photos! The last landscape photo is just out of this world. You have such talent. I bow before you, my friend, with respect. I just love looking at your lovely work.

    • Judy, you’re so kind, thank you a thousand times ! There are so many talented photographers out there, so knowing that you love my photos and think that I have a talent is so great, and it makes me want to become better at photography. Thank you for your wonderful comment !

  23. Wow, I love that time of year. Such beautiful colors and you capture the season so well in your photos Jocelyne🙂

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