It seemed a good autumn image...
A few local autumn sample images I've collected this week while being out-and-about. While there's not widespread color there are some color "hot spots" here and there.
Yesterday I began photographing selected local churches for a calendar the non-profit organization I work for does each year. This is my third year doing the calendar photos and the second year of having supporting churches as the theme. I usually photograph a little over 20 churches to cover the 12 months and then smaller photos on the inside and back of the covers.
I'd travelled to photograph the raptors at the Carolina Raptor Center with a very conservative camera gear kit -- my Nikon D700 with a AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VRII lens mounted and a 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED lens in a bag as a secondary choice. That was everything, and the 24-70mm lens never left the bag. I call this my lets see what's going on camera kit.
This was weekend was the "Fall PhotoWILD" event at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, NC. On both Saturday and Sunday they close the center to the general public in the mornings and provide amateur and professional photographers, who have previously signed, access to photograph 20 different raptors in unique settings each day.
A change up today from posting autumn photos -- this image of backlit Brazilian Agate. It appears this site is back to normal server resource usage since the "80legs" bot/web-crawler was blocked. Where it had been requiring between 4-6 hours of sever CPU processing time a day it's now requiring less then an hour -- I guess they're going to let us stay. :-)