Fire Tree by KatMagic Photography
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Almost the last of my autumn photo series and I was pleased to get this as, I tried the day before, but all I went home with were pictures of people taking picture of the tree. Patience paid off and I finally got no people, a perfect blue sky, some puffy clouds and that all important side-lighting creating long shadows and saturated color. Fair to say this tree does not look like this today (photo taken Oct. 25) as with all the rain and wind of late, the leaves are down and the word “bleak” comes to mind.

I’ve been using a 100mm f/2.8 soft focus lens which I don’t often use but decided I should get it out. Four settings with one un-soft setting which is super sharp and the others are, uh…soft…; however, I have come to like it for certain shots as it gives the scene a very painterly look. Just seems entirely counter-intuitive to purposely take a soft shot …
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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  • Ingz
    Ingzabout 2 years ago

    what a gorgeous tree Kat! the colour is amazing xxx

  • Thank you, Ingz.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • KBritt
    KBrittabout 2 years ago

    I love it with the beautiful blue behind it Kat… and I know what you mean about ‘counter-intuitive’, but I love the dreamy feel this has…. sometimes trees that are over-sharp look too fake to me, so I appreciate your choices here. Splendid Autumn Dream!!!
    Hope you are not getting hit too hard from the storm and that your power comes back on soon!!! My family in Michigan are getting those power outages too. What a monster Sandy is!
    Take care! xxX

  • Splendid Autumn Dream…what a good name for a photo.. you should use that…thank you for nice comment, Kimmy….!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingabout 2 years ago

    this is absolutely gorgeous dear Kat! I LOVE how the clouds frame this gorgeous tree♥

  • Thank you so much, Heather.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    Whoopi the poopi
    This is GREAT!!

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 2 years ago

    Gosh this is one beautiful tree! Love that fire red!

  • Hi Joanne, many thanks.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasabout 2 years ago

    So striking, this trees deserves to be out here all by itself! That vibrant red against the blue sky is perfect. Too bad this kind of color doesn’t last longer, glad you caught this one before all the leaves fell off : )

  • Thanks, Christine, I agree with you.. too bad that color only lasts for such a short time!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

    This goes straight to my favorites and is among the absolute best of autumn color images I’ve seen this year! The soft focus is just right to set a slightly nostalgic mood, as if one is looking back at memories through the haze of time. Autumn beauty is always fleeting, but you nailed this perfect moment for always.

  • Celeste, you have no idea how much this means to me…you just made my otherwise blah night a good one…I’m so pleased you like this and thank you so much for your kind words…

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture Kat

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