Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fall Portraits

As fall is ending I thought it would be great to get the last of the portraits I have to do with the fall color. The crazy thing was that, because of travel and schedules, I had to do it all in the same day! Even so, I love these! I have always loved taking photos of nature as well as people and have argued that the best nature shot has a person enjoying the scenery in the frame... at this time of year, Wisconsin makes it really, really easy to do that.

Arboratum Burn

One of my most visited places for photographs here in Wisconsin is the UW Arboratum. Take a look at their website for more info but basically it is a wildlife refuge/preserve that has many regions to represent all the native vegetation areas of all Wisconsin. Every so often the UW Arboretum burns its grasslands. I have heard of them doing this but have never seen it. lo and behold, I was out to take photos one day and I noticed that there was smoke coming from the arboretum, I got really excited and changed my plans to go and take a look. Like with most photography, the closer I got, the better my images got; I talked with one of the crew members, followed him around but was soon told to get back to the main road. It was a blast, esp since I think I got some images that capture the feel of the event.