Weekend Update – Autumn!

Leaves and snake!

I decided to take a couple of days’ hiatus from blogging and focus on living.  Our great friends, George and Heidi, came up from Connecticut to visit this weekend, and it has been a wonderful time.  Besides catching up on life’s events and creating some cool, ethereal jusic between synthesizer, guitar and harmonica, George and I did some photographic exploring.

We went to Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday morning, which I have visited before, but never had the opportunity to explore all the trails.  The weather was fantastic and I captured lots of wonderful scenes, of which I’ll share a couple in today’s post.

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Reflecting on Autumn

Looking out over the Nashua river, I noticed this interplay between Autumnal color and the reflected trees hanging over the water.

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Relaxed and Napping

Later down the path, we discovered this wonderful little snake, resting  and soaking up as much of the Sun’s energy as possible.  This lovely snake was positioned on top of a beaver hutch, which had fallen dry; the area that we traversed is usually under water during wet season.

A little challenge to the reader: what type of snake is this?

A great weekend, and now watching the return of Tom Brady.

Technical Details

These images were captured with my Fuji X-T1 using the Fuji 18-135 super duper lens.  I’m really beginning to enjoy this camera!  Some simple cropping and adjustments were done in Adobe Lightroom for the iPad, which, while minimalist has all the basic things that make for a great quick edit.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

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