Another fall post! Are you surprised? 😛 Hee hee, but somehow this happens every year – autumn is such a fleeting and beautiful season that I can’t help but get a TON of pictures before it leaves (no pun intended 😛 )! Anyway, this should be the last completely fall-themed post for a while, and I think you’re going to like this finale. 😉
Megan and I did a sisters photoshoot a while ago when the leaves were still on the trees – and even a little on the early side as far as color goes. We both got some really nice shots! As usual, credit goes to Megan for the photos of me, while I took the pictures of her and edited all the ones in this post.
I hope you enjoy! 😀
We started down at the pond, since the sycamore trees there at least looked sort of yellow, (which matched with our sweaters, yay!). Megan climbed up in the tree to begin with; I forget if that was her idea or mine…
Whoever’s idea that was (I think it was mine), it was nice, but… eh, it made for a very confusing picture. Too many branches! So Megan hopped off the tree and tried to bring a branch down to HER level. 😛 (To be honest, I’m mainly putting this picture in because THE LIGHTING IS PRETTY. XD)
I wanted to get at least one of the classic leaf-in-front-of-face fall pictures, so Megan obliged me.
THEN I had an idea to do a photo through a leaf – you know, like where the camera’s peering through a rip and you can just see part of the subject’s face? Well, turns out that’s trickier than it looks. :’D
Aha! This worked better. Yay, an eye picture! (If you’re new here – I’m fascinated with eyes for some reason, so you’ll probably see a lot of eye art and photography. 😉 ) Tip: use manual focus; otherwise the camera will probably select the leaf on auto.
I also experimented with the photographer (me) holding the leaf while Megan stepped back. That worked well too, but with all the blur, you couldn’t really tell it was a leaf. I really like this one, though!
We were quite excited to find a bright red sweet gum sapling near the pond, breaking off a branch and carrying it around with us throughout most of the shoot so we actually had color to play with. Don’t these leaves have such a neat, starry shape?
Me, debating how you’re actually supposed to pose with a branch of leaves…
By this time, the pond area was starting to sink into shadow, so we quickly made our way to higher ground. I decided to keep the accidental slant of this picture because it makes me look like I’m climbing a hill when in reality this field was fairly flat. :’D
We found some more pretty sweet gums, but sadly the angle that captured the colors was also the perfect angle for harsh lighting. -_-
I still like this one, despite the shadows all over my face!
Ahh, there we go. Much more even lighting.
I asked Megan to get some new headshots for me, which she did! And then I proceeded to take my own instead. Heh… To be fair, I wanted something a little more colorful, and I found it, as you may have noticed.
However, I’m thinking of making this my profile picture once autumn turns to winter, because it’s more versatile. What do you think?
Oh myyyy, something must have been funny. :’D
Who uses hoods on hoodies and sweaters, raise your hand? I actually never do, but it was fun to experiment for photos! 😉 And look, a baby sunflare. 😀
These ties are SUPER soft and velvety. Also I don’t know why, but I love this picture! Maybe because I adore details.
Phew, that was a lot of me. Let’s go back to Megan now. I love the glow of this photo. ❤
So pretty! I kind of want to draw this picture… (Also I like how she put her hands in her pockets and her thumbs through belt loops. 😀 )
More sunflares! As you’ll see, Megan was a sun-flare magnet for this photoshoot. 😛
The light was fading again, so we kept chasing it, further down a path through some brushy “woods” that still looked lovely in the golden light.
My little sister Carmen actually came with us for this photoshoot since no one else was in the house, but she did an excellent job at not photobombing of our pictures. Maggie, however… XD But it’s fine; she pulled it off well. 😛
Ooh, I really like this pose!
More sunflares. 🙂
I like the peering-through-leaves photos, you know?
And now we’re at the part where the sun was just about dying (you can see it’s almost behind the horizon), and we squeezed a few last pictures out of the light. AND MORE SUNFLARES.
Such a tiny little leaf. 😀
I’m hiding where no one can see me… KEEP ME SAFE, SMALL LEAF, KEEP ME SAFE.
Megan attempted to capture a sunflare for me, but it didn’t work as well. She did get a small one, though!
My hair looks kinda wild in this one, heh. XD
Yayyy, a Megan smile! As I was sorting through these pictures, I realized that she wasn’t actually smiling in many of them, strangely enough. But here we go. 🙂
We shall end with this heartwarming picture of… Megan trying to appease Maggie without actually petting her wet-dog-smelling fur. :’D
There we go! Now you’re mostly caught up on the fall photos I’ve taken recently. 🙂 I may sneak a few in a future Etcetera post, but until then…
Do you have a favorite picture (or pictures)? Was the leaf frame at the beginning creepy or neat? And do you prefer open sweaters like Megan’s cardigan, or pullover sweaters like mine?
Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D3400 and a 35mm lens. Edited with picmonkey.com.