Sep 20-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: September: Sep 20-08
Beginning colors    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Judy Byykkonen
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Photos by Judy Byykkonen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:10 am:

It's that time of year in the U.P. folks, when the leaves slowly begin the process of changing from green to a medley of autumn colors. On a recent walk in the woods in the Keweenaw, Judy Byykkonen framed a tree that has already turned a subdued red, along with the ferns on the forest floor that have turned to a burnt color brown. Speaking of the forest floor, she also spotted several individual leaves that have begun the fall carpet the ground will be sporting soon. Judy used a unique lens effect to capture her photos today. I don't know the technical terms to describe it, but whatever it's called, I like the results!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:11 am:

Edie and I drove to Rockland yesterday afternoon for the end-of-season dinner of Sheriff Ron Lahti's "Posse", a group of young-(at-heart) runners from Keweenaw County. The drive through Houghton County and Ontonagon County had a wide range of color variations, from pure green to well advanced purple and red. Some areas looked as far along as late October, others still looked like July.

Our dinner was at "Henry's Inn" in Rockland, an amazing smorgasbord that you'd have to see to believe. A fun time was had by all, then we got to enjoy the colorful ride back home to the Copper Country.


Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:19 am:

I love Charlie's pictures. They are gorgeous and makes me think that when I come in the middle of October, I'm not going to get to see color like the last time I was there in October.

I couldn't handle the lens for the camera in the first 2 pictures. I feel like I can't see right when I look at the shots because they're so blurred!! They definitely are very different!

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:31 am:

Who needs man made art when we have the beauty and majesty of the Creator's designs! Here comes my favorite time of the year!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:51 am:

On top of Brockway Mt. there is a 'flat plateau' that has no barrier that a person can walk out onto. One time I saw a lady standing there enjoying the seasons colors. I took a picture of her. As I was looking through my pictures I saw it and had it blown up to an 8 by 10. It looks like she is standing on top of the trees. This was before digital cameras, but the picture is beautiful. Lots of memories.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:55 am:

Why don't you share it with us mickill??? I'm sure we'd all love to see it.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:55 am:

I was hoping to see some pictures of how the color was coming. We leave next Wednesday for 10 days in the UP. We will be going from the bridge to Ontanogon and up to Copper Harbor. Who knows where we'll end up. Can't wait.

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:20 am:

I liked the unique photos of Judy. Reminded me of looking through my flora and fauna eye piece to get a close up of the plants while strolling in the Idaho "woods" and high desert. Then looking up at a tree or bush.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:35 am:

Beautiful fall pics today! Our coloring like that is still about 3 weeks away yet, then it's a trip to the Mississippi in north-east Iowa. Today is duck season opening day. Or son-in-law and our Chocolate Lab grand pup are out in their duck boat now. Brings the kid out of both of them!

By Jacobsville (Barb) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:53 am:

I recall from several years ago, seeing a motel south of Houghton
with a sign:

Enjoy our colors
White is next

I've always enjoyed that thought!

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 11:55 am:

Beautiful pictures, beautiful place for a camera. However, I had to go back for another cup of coffee this morning, as I thought the focus was ME! On second look, and examining the bottom of the second cup, I realized that all of you are getting the same view I did. What a relief; we're all just a "tad" out of focus, eh? Back to the Copper Country soon, I hope!

By Vicky P (Vickyp) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 12:48 pm:

Charlie - great pictures! I couldn't decide which to set as my background - went with the fourth one. I absolutely love the splendor of Michigan autumns!

By Laurie B. (Ratherberiding) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:07 pm:

I flew in to Sawyer International late this afternoon. You could really see the color from up high. I was wishing that I had a different seat. That darn wing was in my way!

By 4WDGreg (4wdgreg) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 10:12 pm:

Slow down the color change! My U.P. vacation doesn't start until 10/3 this year and I'm going to spend about half of the ten days in the Gogebic and Baraga County areas and the second half in Marquette and Munising. I may have to make a beeline for the Porkies in order to catch the end of the color peak!

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 10:22 pm:

Charlie !! I was at henry's two weeks ago. I ate so much i was nearly sick but man I'd do it again tomorrow if i could. That's the best smorgasbord on the planet. plus rockland is just plain old cool. After dinner stroll the Irish hollow cemetary to work off dinner. interesting gravesites dating to 1860's.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 01:14 am:

It looks like what Judy B. is doing here is called "Digiscoping" whereas a camera lense is placed against the eyepiece of a spotting scope. This allows for a terrific zoom effect from an object far away. Depending on the scope eyepiece size and quality and likewise for the camera, plus adjustments etc. the results vary and sometimes a bit unfocused and hence the "circle" effect, called vignetting. However for the close up of the leaves on the ground would be a different story unless she is in fact using a whole different setup---??

Down here in trolland (St. Clair county) we are in fact witnessing a bit of color here and there also. Some of this the weather guys say is from drought stressed conditions earlier this summer.

By matt wiesen (Wireburnguy) on Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 05:44 pm:

Was just out around Rockland today for a few hours. From the road the colors are getting near peak. From above the colors are brilliant in a few areas, mostly green still. From in the woods, very little color yet. Pics from today

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By matt wiesen (Wireburnguy) on Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 05:54 pm:

Come and visit, the colors are just getting started!


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 02:14 pm:

I love the way Autumn presents itself with its several different
colours on the leaves. I especially enjoy the Autumn colours on
the maple and oak leaves. Excellent pics!

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