All The Leaves Are Brown

Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. The heat of Summer dissipates, we start thinking of upcoming holidays, and we are treated to beautiful colors from the trees and other plant life as they prepare to tuck themselves away for the nearing Winter.

Unfortunately, that color doesn’t hang on for long. I was out walking this evening and noticed that the leaves still hanging on to their trees have all turned brown. It was only a couple of weeks ago that the color was still brilliant. It just goes to show that you have to enjoy the gifts God gives you at the moment and not take anything for granted.

Fortunately, I had a camera on me when I last saw Fall colors and got a couple of shots that I can go back to and look at until next Fall comes around.

Landscape at Connected Lakes State Park.
Connected Lakes State Park – Grand Junction CO
Trees along the Grand Junction Riverfront trail
Grand Junction Riverfront Trail

In Between Worlds

Yellow grasses against a blue-green background.

“In Between Worlds” is a camera movement and multiple exposure photograph that I made from several pictures of decorative grasses in my front yard on a bit of a stormy afternoon. I combined the lightest parts of the images (the golden grasses) so they would be intertwined and give depth to the final picture.

The darker backgrounds come from images that were blurred by camera movement. As they were layered, they started forming the beautiful blues that are seen here. Layering images is similar to mixing paints to apply to a canvas or paper. Two or maybe three images are usually the most I will layer. More than that and the background can start to become too dark and mottled. Of course, dark and mottled can be a good look if that’s what you intend for your image.

I was really trying to capture the feeling of the day in the picture. The skys were stormy behind the grasses (I was facing east) and had a moody feel to them. However, the sun behind me was bright and lit up the grasses beautifully. I love that I was able to capture such a great subject right at the end of my driveway and get both moods in one image.

If you want to see more of my multiple exposure and camera movement work you can check out my Instagram feed or just hop over to my photography site at https://ryandavisonphotography.com .

Announcing My New Photography Web Site

I woke up this morning with a realization that I forgot to post to this blog yesterday. That’s the first weekday in over a year that I haven’t posted at least something. But I have an excuse!

I’ve been busy putting together a new web site at https://ryandavisonphotography.com. Although I do post a lot of photos on this blog, I wanted a place to put the images I’m most proud of so they can be accessed easier.

I will keep posting here on a regular basis as I have many different things to talk about. But I might miss a day here and there. Hopefully, someday, my life will not be quite so busy and I’ll have more time to commit to writing, photography and art. For now, I need to focus on family life and one interest at a time.

I mention on the new site that all of my images are available for purchase as prints. That goes for any of the images on ryandavison.net too. If you’re interested in purchasing a print, please feel free to send me a DM on Twitter or Instagram and we can work out sizing and price. You can also use the contact form I have up on the new ryandavisonphotography.com site.