Watching Fall

I’m sure I’m not alone among photographers at this time of year, who are out seeking unique compositions that depict the season. Rainy and wet conditions in SW Virginia are helping in that regard.

Raindrops under these small red berries make this composition special.
Overripe Pears that have fallen in wet grass under their parent tree. One shows signs of having been sampled by a wandering critter.

An Unexpected View

I’ve learned to always take a look around a subject as seen through my camera viewfinder before settling on a shot. That’s what I did here. My initial composition were flowers in a backyard garden flower pot. Glancing around I noticed a Hosta plant behind the pot was turning a nice shade of yellow, and to make the composition even better there was a cobweb with water droplets and a single, very small Lantana flower on top.

Coneflower Sequence

Coneflowers are some of my favorites. They have vibrant colors and lots of details when one focuses close-in. I decided to capture a sequence of one blossom as it began and ended in one of our flower gardens.

The beginning.
A close-up of the details.
Color beginning to show.
A beautiful ending. The petals will soon wither and fall, with seeds in the center dropping to the ground to provide new flowers for next summer.