Fall in The Woodland

October 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I have spent the last several weeks exploring the banks of the Bread and Cheese Branch, a small stream that meanders through an eastern woodland here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.  My trek begins as a walk from the back of my home towards a grove of trees leading toward an area that I have earmarked as The Woodland.  See my previous blog, The Folly of Unchecked Development, http://dworr.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/7/the-folly-of-unchecked-development.  From there I traverse through a clearing often populated by deer that flee before my presence.  A pass through another clearing and by a man-made pond leads across a mostly dry waterway bed that I now call the Red Wine Branch.  Following the bank of the Red Wine leads me to the Bread and Cheese, a creek that flows over two miles from the west to the northeast. My excursions to capture the fall foliage of The Woodland follow about 3/4 of a mile along the banks of the Bread and Cheese.
 

In the Folly blog, I encountered and photographed the "Mushroom Tree".  A new icon now emerges from the Bread and Cheese: The Whale Rock.  Appearing like a Sperm Whale breeching from the deep sea, a boulder the size of a young whale has planted itself in the middle of the B&C.  During this journey, I felt challenged on how to adequately capture the beautiful fall foliage of the deciduous trees and the slow moving water of the creek bed.  I wanted to capture the serene beauty of this deep woodland that is seldom visited by humans.  So I experimented with different photographic techniques and settled on a new photographic process to capture the mood and colorization of this eastern woodland region.  I am pleased with the results and I hope you will be too. See the tail end images in http://dworr.zenfolio.com/p359124334.  I am dedicating these eighty some images to my late mother-in-law, Regina Schaub, who just recently passed away at the age of 97 years.  She was a Grand Lady, just like her daughter is.

D W Orr
Environmentalist, Historic Preservationist, and Photographer
Harford County, Maryland
October 29, 2015
 

In Memory of ReginaIn Memory of Regina                                                                In Memory of Regina
 

Kaleidoscope of ColorKaleidoscope of Color                                                                Kaleidoscope of Color
 

Leaning TreeLeaning Tree                                                                       Leaning Tree
 

Reflections in the Deep WoodsReflections in the Deep Woods                                                            Reflections in the Deep Woods
 

Around the BendAround the Bend                                                                    Around the Bend
 

Steep BanksSteep Banks                                                                        Steep Banks
 

The Banks of the Bread and Cheese BranchThe Banks of the Bread and Cheese Branch                                                   The Banks of the Bread and Cheese Branch
 

Colorful FoliageColorful Foliage                                                                   Colorful Foliage
 

Old Fallen TreeOld Fallen Tree                                                                         Old Fallen Tree
 

Bridge Across the Bread and CheeseBridge Across the Bread and Cheese                                                        Bridge Across the Bread and Cheese
 

Sunstar ReflectionSunstar Reflection                                                                    Sunstar Reflection
 


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