I was anxious that I hadn't photographed fall in the area, so I decided to visit the Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve in Princeton Township to photograph the picturesque treeline at the lake.
I began my photography walk at the southern edge of the artificial lake. The early morning sun radiated a warm glow. It seemed the perfect day for capturing some fall colour. My focus was on the trees bordering the lake's edge. I set up my Fuji X-T3 on the tripod with the XF16-55mF2.8 R LM WR lens and a Hoya PROND1000 filter. I wanted long exposures with silky smooth water.
I strolled north along the eastern side of the James Sayen Trail (green markers) that loops around the lake, frequently stopping to take photographs. The snail would win if a landscape photographer and a snail were in a race. 🙂
Each step revealed a new perspective, a fresh angle, and an opportunity to freeze time in a frame.
I fine-tuned my photographs using Adobe Lightroom and Luminar AI to enhance the colours and highlight the details.
I started this iPhone series in 2017, posting a photograph of the same location around the same time every year except for 2020 and 2021.
I started this photo series in 2017, posting a photograph captured near this location on Blue Spring Road around the same time every year except for 2020 and 2021. The line of trees seems to turn red between the third and fourth week of October. The first post was captured on an iPhone, and subsequent posts were captured on either an iPhone or a Fuji X series camera.
A trailhead near the middle of the trees leads to the Autumn Hill Reservation, situated between Blue Spring Road and Herrontown Woods.
I asked the ChatGPT AI to write a story about two women and a dog sitting at lake in the fall from the point of view of the dog.
I asked the ChatGPT AI to write a story about two women and a dog sitting at lake in the fall from the point of view of the dog. Here's what it produced.
As I lay at the edge of the lake, I watch the two women sitting nearby. They laugh and talk, their voices carrying across the water on the cool fall breeze. One woman throws a stick for me to fetch, and I eagerly run into the water to retrieve it. The other woman watches with a smile as I splash back to shore, dropping the stick at her feet.
I can feel the crunch of fallen leaves beneath my paws as I lay next to them, the autumn colors of the trees surrounding us a beautiful sight. The women continue to talk and laugh, and I close my eyes, basking in the warmth of their company.
Occasionally, one of the women will rub my ears or scratch my belly, and I let out a contented sigh. I am so happy to be here with them, in this peaceful spot at the lake. The world around us is changing with the coming of fall, but this moment, with these women and me, feels eternal.
As the sun begins to set, the women gather up their things and we start the walk back home. I follow them, my tail wagging, grateful for their love and companionship. I know that no matter what the seasons may bring, I will always be by their side.