Was feeling a little impressionist... Love the colors here.
I was finally able to make it to Ely, MN for fall colors. We arrived just as the colors were beginning to peak. The whole area was gorgeous. We went on a couple of different hikes to explore and photograph.
The last morning we headed to a "bog", that I'd found the night before, to photograph the sunrise. Very shortly after we arrived we were surprised by a beaver. Turns out that we weren't at a bog, we were at a beaver dam.
Once it was light enough we found both the dam, and the lodge. We stayed for over an hour, and saw the beaver twice. I was able to create a couple of photographs that included both the dam and fall colors lit up by the sunrise.
I've lately been doing some experimenting with long exposures and water. Most of the examples that I've seen have been at the ocean, but I decided to give it a try in lake country. The results aren't always as dramatic, as lake water generally doesn't move as much as the crashing waves at the ocean. With a lot of patience and experimentation, I did get some results I was happy with.
The soft almost dream like surface of the water is caused by the water's movement during exposures of 30 seconds or longer. I'm looking forward to experimenting more.