oak leaves

Chestnuts

American chestnut leaves

American chestnut leaves

Schaghticoke Ridge, Appalachian Trail, Kent, Connecticut.

A friend and I did the 8 mile tough hike from Bull’s Bridge to Rt. 341 in Kent on the AT.

I think one of the many reasons it went so well was that the color was spectacular and we were constantly distracted visually. However, being more into monochrome these days, I was looking for interesting contrast and I found it in these chestnut and chestnut oak leaves. Yes, the colors in these images were interesting, but to me, the textures and contrast made them even more interesting.

If I can’t get back into color photography in fall I’m not sure what will pull me back in.

Chestnut oak leaves

Chestnut oak leaves

Oak leaves, reflected trees, rocks, and me

Oak leaves, reflected trees, rocks, and me

Salisbury, Connecticut. On Paradise Lane near my last self portrait reflection image.

Today we extended our Bear Mountain hike over Round Top to Mt. Frissel where we turned around and came back over Bear. Long hike for us (12 miles) and we were pretty wiped by the time we got back to my truck.

I like this image better than the first one, the rocks and oak leaves make it even more interesting.