"In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfies
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
the grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer
Fires in the fall! "
- Robert Louis Stevenson, Autumn Fires
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sevy (58) 2008-10-16 5:10
Very nice this composition with the sky only visible on the reflection. It is working very well in this way. Good idea,
aadilj (18102) 2008-10-16 5:11
Such a lovely colour combination captured so wonderfully Tom. I love the vibrant energy in this magnificent work
avene (12675) 2008-10-16 5:18
who could resist these autumn colours? not me :) I like a lot the warm tones, as if the trees had gone to rust under the hot summer sky. the reflection nicely doubles the effect, the house is just in the right place to provide focus point, but I think I'd crop the reflection of the sky at the bottom to emphasise the symmetry (or, alternatively, include a little sky at the top). minor point though, the photo is very nice as is.
dta (80132) 2008-10-16 5:19
Hello Tom ,
What wonderful autumn colors , that i can't see in my country . The reflection is perfect , and you have chosen to include the sky only in it : very well done .
jplebrun (21208) 2008-10-16 5:24
a faire rêver ce cliché toutes ces couleurs et cette clarté d'image qui se mire dans le lac ou il n'y a pas un seul ride, merveilleux.
baba_flies (8829) 2008-10-16 5:25
Hello Tom! What a firework!!!!!!! The colors have taken over, they have even spread over the lake like a thick carpet. I like that you left the houses small in the back but gave us plenty of forest and lake, giving us an idea of a fall day in this part of the world. I mean we have lovely fall days but people say there is nothing like a New England fall and I guess I have to agree. You always find THESE places ... what a PLACE to own a weekend home :))) Barbara.
snunney (103207) 2008-10-16 5:34
A fine well conceived composition of this fiery looking foliage. I like the point of view and the positioning of the house with its reflection. The appearance of the sky only in the reflection makes for a particular mood. Superb tones and wonderful clarity. Very interesting and appropriate accompanying poem.
sweet_universe (1697) 2008-10-16 6:05
Autumn is magic, my friend!
What a fantastic shot with a colorfull atmosphere!
Perfect reflection effects.
ayvaz13 (24) 2008-10-16 6:19
ery nice composition with sky and colors.
Gilbert (150) 2008-10-16 6:30
Very nice composition, I love the reflection of the threes on the water and the colours. The presentation is very nice with the frame.
Floydian (30970) 2008-10-16 6:31
A festival of colours, you really make me jealouse when i see this.
A wonderful mirror reflection and very good to include some blue inside, it makes superb contrast with all that red/brown around. A great place to shoot, wish i would have stand beside you here because the whole area looks superb in colours and light. Truly a great shot with spectacualr colours.
Royaldevon (40988) 2008-10-16 6:48
What a good title!
It fits perfectly!
The wavy layers of colour really are amazing.
I never cease to gasp at the colours produced by Mother Nature!
I think you have made an excellent choice to crop so that the sky is only visible in the reflection. Not only does it give good composition but it also adds a sort of optical illusion.
jurek1951 (42196) 2008-10-16 7:15
Truly amazing landscape.
This picture is a masterpiece,very nice scenery.
great composiiton and nice sharpness, beautiful reflections,
danos (100798) 2008-10-16 7:19
great this reflection on the lake and the most interesting that we can see and the sky.All the scene is a sumptuous feast of Autumn colors.The people that stay near the lake, must be very lucky with this gorgeous environment.Well done.
yaya13baut (3344) 2008-10-16 9:00
lovely reflection. I like the way you have cut the sky on the surface to show it only in the reflection.
Great autumn colors of the trees.
JorgeCK (2620) 2008-10-16 9:29
wonderful scenary.I like very much the colors with dominant the orange/red. Your view point is just great. Nice sun light luminating the
entire lake. The reflections are superb!!
Thank you for sharing
mesutilgim (96260) 2008-10-16 12:54
Wonderfull autumnal scene very well captured. Amazüng colors and wonderfull reflections.
TFS and best regards
Colombiana (2955) 2008-10-16 14:21
The reflections on the water make an
incredible--almost perfect mirror effect.
The autumnal colors are amazingly beautiful;
outstanding symmetry. What I liked most, was
the nice touch of cropping the sky on top to
leave it at the bottom. That blue really stands
out and add an awesome contrast with the warm tones
Very nice one Tom! My compliments!
fulvio52 (8314) 2008-10-16 15:18
This qualifies as The Perfect Mirror Reflection...
Awesome colors, superb job! That stretch of blue underneath is exactly what you needed to contrast the foliage display, my compliments.
Freddie and I wish you a good day, hugs to them critters.
See ya soon,
phwall (6785) 2008-10-16 16:28
Great looking shot, the fall colours and their reflection are marvelous. wonderful photo job.
cfreire (11741) 2008-10-16 16:29
Wonderful autumn colors. I love this season because at each moment the colors change its tones. Beautiful contrasts and framing. Well done. Regards, Consuelo
denisn72 (8300) 2008-10-16 16:29
That's an autumnal mirror! Colourful and sharp! Good idea to include a bit of sky in the foreground. Fires in the falls! and fall on fire! Well done!
BWJ (3094) 2008-10-16 17:30
The perfectly calm water reflected the mountain of color like a huge mirror displaying the majesty of autumn. This magnificent landscape would not have been nearly as dramatic without the vibrant blue sky at the bottom.
With my compliments,
ktanska (28373) 2008-10-17 3:40
I've admired fall colors of Northeastern States many times. While we have intensive colours too, our forests are dominated by pines and spruces. So it never gets that overwhelming.
And perfectly still water duobles the effect!
npecanhuk (75660) 2008-10-17 3:42
Incredible reflection with fire-like colors!
Excellent and beautiful textures!
TFS - congratulations!
rodgerg (55767) 2008-10-17 4:28
Wonderful Tom! This view is wonderful with this incedible red colours and with these superb reflections in the water of the lake. The reflection of the blue sky in the water is too very astonishing. Congratulations.
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-10-17 4:38
Good one Tom, I love the sky on the bottom, it works well in thi view. Color and focus are spot on as always, great post.
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2008-10-17 6:15
Very nice autumn scenery... Excellent colors, reflections and sharpness. Well done.
All the best.
vmf-214 (1648) 2008-10-17 10:14
This photo woild look great on a postcard, Excellent colors and details. Clarity in the refelction is wonderful, You live in great part of the country. Great job Tom.
gracious (20025) 2008-10-17 10:16
I compliment for such a excellent shot of fall scenery! first class presentation indeed
the reflection simply awesome with the sharpness, vivid colour and superb details in the whole image
very well done once again and TFS
take care and my warmest regards always
jpinkham (870) 2008-10-17 18:54
Fire, symmetry, and a fine synthesis with a fine poet -- this one has it all, Tom. Rich color, sharp detail, excellent choice of POV for this composition. Keep up the good work!
chirasak (2) 2008-10-17 22:45
very nice wonderful and great reflex shot, i like this autumn color, and very good idea to show reflex on water than a real one upper part, great shot TFS
Charo (51212) 2008-10-18 10:09
Every day you pass with landscapes and colors.
I love it, a picture that I would have liked to do to me and at the same time enjoy the beauty of the place with these wonderful trees.
The image quality and reflexes, are simply perfect. Congratulations my friend!
Benedict (7076) 2008-10-18 21:58
foremost, the ala-D framing is fabulous for this one!
the greens celebrate the vibrancy of mother earth; the browns,
needless to say take the viewers to heart of countryside. waht a lovely fall scene that i could only wish we have such kind here in CA rather than the on and off brush fires...:-(
magical colors and reflections!
jaywalker (16105) 2008-10-19 2:23
Hi Tom, Your title says it all, indeed these autumn colours radiate across the shot, the reflection is brilliant & the buildings offer some scale, superbly composed, kind regards Wilson.
Bluejeans (64251) 2008-10-19 7:44
Ola Tom ,
Que magnifico reflexo em cores de outono ficou perfeito ,são lindas estas árvores em tons dourados fazem um belo contraste com o azul , gostava de ter uma casa num lugar destes :) , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
yedirenk (11244) 2008-10-19 12:00
extraordinary autumn scene with superb cutting and frame.excellent reflections and details.colours,sharpness and light are very impressive.wonderful red effect,like a fire.well done.TFS
gneufeld (15890) 2008-10-20 15:27
I don't know how I missed this one. Wow, autumn colors and tones sure do abound in this shot. I might have liked to see the upper horizon too for better image balance and perspective. Nice work though and TFS. Gerald
mumek (20202) 2008-10-23 17:20
What a fantastic miror reflections in the water! On of the most beautiful autumn sceneries in TE.Congratulations. Very well done!
maloutim (9639) 2008-10-26 12:58
This picture on fire is absolutely beautiful! It's a good job, the lake was there to stop the fire 0:))!
The reflection is great, the water looks so peaceful despite the fire above and under§
You are lucky to get these Indian summers in the New World!
jwmunro (286) 2009-08-22 9:51
Hello Tom -
This is one of those picturesque New England fall scenes that all of wish we could see and capture perfectly. Well, you did it! A perfect capture in my book. Outside of the saturated color of the trees and sky the reflection is perfect with spot on exposure and color tones. This looks like a Velvia moment. Wow!
Thank you for sharing.
berek (50506) 2009-08-28 22:59
impressive fall sense here. I love strong reflections and lovely colours. well done.
Have a nice weekend.