Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Fall Reflections in the Vermilion River 1


October 27, 2016

When I went to the Schoepfle Garden last Wednesday, it was in hopes of finding great swaths of rainbow-colored Leptothrix discophora films. As usual. But with higher hopes than usual because October has always been a great month for the films. Maybe it was the lingering effects of the summer drought that kept them mostly at bay, but I found only a few this time. Instead, it turned into a day of enjoying the reflections of fall trees in the river—not an altogether bad thing. The clump of trees in the middle of the top of this photograph is on a small island. The river flows around it toward the viewer.

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10 responses

  1. Beautiful!

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    October 27, 2016 at 8:15 AM

  2. A god day for any photographer.

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    October 27, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    • Indeed, Ken. I don’t often give a long view of the river, so caught up in details I usually am. As is so often the case—when I remember the lesson—I need to see what’s there rather than what I hope is there. Photography teaches so many life lessons.

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      October 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM

  3. Patricia

    What a lovely, serene fall setting. It soothes my being. Thank you!

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    October 27, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    • You’re so welcome, Patricia. This view is one of the reasons I keep coming back to this spot on the river.

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      October 27, 2016 at 1:35 PM

  4. Ah, expectations!

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    October 29, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    • Right. But unrealized expectations can open you up to unexpected discoveries. (As long as you don’t stay bummed out.)

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      October 29, 2016 at 11:56 AM

  5. That river looks at a low ebb – and when the water is quiet, that’s when you get the good reflections. I walk along a brook every morning to fetch the morning paper and I’ve been carrying my iPhone will me every day recently to catch some different images. The water is barely flowing and I seem t find something a little different ever day. Hoping to post a gallery of images this coming week.

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    October 30, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    • You’re right, Andy. The river was low that day. I usually don’t look for reflections in the river; the Back Pond is not that far away, and I get my water reflections there. But these couldn’t be ignored. I’m looking forward to your gallery of brook images, and to seeing how the iPhone handles the reflections. Had my iPhone with me today when I visited a friend. Her garage floor has really interesting rust marks on it . . .

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      October 30, 2016 at 4:27 PM

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