Autumnal Oak Grove by Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

Fall’s splendor has arrived, turning this stand of oaks into a riot of color. The best part is that these magnificent mature oaks grow very close to my own back yard. There’s no place like home!

Slow shutter speed created this impression of Fall.

Canon 40D, Tamron 28-75mm lens, shutter 1 sec, f/10.0, ISO 400, neutral density filter, polarizer, handheld.

40 Acre Woods, Palos Park, Illinois, USA

October 23,2009

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!!! Beautiful colors and I love the soft effect!!

  • Thank you, Lois. I know you enjoy the wondrous colors of Autumn—-your recent photos of fall foliage are so lovely.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 5 years ago

    This is fabulous, love the effect and colours, just gorgeous :-)

  • Thank you, Kymie for your sweet comments. You always write such nice things. I appreciate your support very much!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Mitch Labuda
    Mitch Labudaover 5 years ago

    The painting like results to the ambiance of the image

  • Thank you very much! It’s funny; the non-abstract image of this oak grove just didn’t do it for me.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 5 years ago

    This has a really nice impressionist feel about it whalegeek, very effective indeed!

  • Thank you ever so much, Martin. An impressionist look was what I was going for. Other images were clinkers but this one appealed to me. Glad you like it.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Peter Rowley
    Peter Rowleyover 5 years ago

    Something influenced by Monet,I’m sure………

  • Ah, Monet, my first love when introduced to art. Yes, we all owe a great deal to the Master of Impressionism for thinking outside the box. Sometimes the suggestion of reality works better than the reality. At least it did for me in this image.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • SeeOneSoul
    SeeOneSoulover 5 years ago

    ohhhh yes :) that is quite beautiful!! :))

  • Thank you very much! Welcome to RedBubble!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • AngieM
    AngieMover 5 years ago


  • Angie, I’m so glad you like this work. Like you, I’ve been trying to capture the beauty of Autumn before all the leaves are memories, which will be soon in my neck of the woods!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thank you, Scott.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 5 years ago

    this is just beautiful love it

  • Thank you ever so much, Leonie7. I’m so pleased you enjoyed this little slice of Autumn.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Hanneke Jonkman
    Hanneke Jonkmanover 5 years ago

    I’m really amazed, at first sight I thought it was painted!! What a supercool photo!

  • Thank you, Hanneke. I had the same sense about this image; it does indeed resemble a painting but it was actually painted ‘in camera’ using a slow shutter speed and slight movement of the camera. I took some images of this oak grove that were realistic depictions of the trees but they just didn’t have the impact that this one did for me. Thank you for your kind comment!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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