Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn at Potter's Bridge



Yesterday was another gorgeous day! My son and I went to Potter's Bridge and walked around the trails and took a few pictures. I am trying to teach him what little I know about photography and Potter's Bridge is the perfect place for picture taking.

My son will be a senior next year so we also took some practice shots for senior pictures. I've done Sr. pictures for several girls and I have to say it is easier for me to pose girls than guys, they also seem to be more natural in front of the camera. At least my guy hates having his picture made so getting a pleasant face is kind of difficult. I think we both need lots of practice before next year!

18 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great photos Robin. I sort of giggled when I thought of you trying to take your son's photo. I can just imagine. Most men don't like their photo taken.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The pictures here are so pretty.I am sure you will get that perfect picture for your son's senior year.Your skills are very evident when I look at the pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

our friend Ben said...

Beautiful shots, Robin! I especially loved the one of the bridge with the trees reflected in the water. And what a handsome guy! (Good parental genes at work, right?!) I'm so glad you're teaching him to take photos, too. He'll find plenty to do with his new skill!

Dirt Princess said...

Beautiful! You know we don't have Fall color like that in Alabama...so I have to live vicariously through others! LOL!

Outside In said...

Great photos Robin, love the fall season!



-Cathy

Zach said...

Oh, how I love the changing of the leaves, they are always so pretty, as are you pics!

cyndi in Alabama said...

Way to go, Josh!

ShadowySteeds said...

Fantastic colors!! I live in southern Mississippi and am going to buy more pumpkins tomorrow morning for decoration!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh how I wish I lived in the east in the fall! (:

You have a red-haired son, and I have a red haired hubby and grand-daughter! Aren't those red-heads just the best!? (: xxVicki

fairegarden said...

Wowee, Robin, your header montage is so breathtaking, I had to force my eyes down to the posts! How fun to teach and learn together about photography with your son. I bet he is an excellent student too. Good luck getting him to smile for you though. You need a guy telling jokes standing next to you, to help him relax. :-)
Frances

Kathleen said...

Hi Robin. I caught up on some of your back posts this AM ~ you have some gorgeous fall photos here. I'm glad you've been able to get some time in the garden. I know that feels good. Funny about not taking a "guy" senior portrait before ~ I haven't either and I was actually thinking about that this summer! I wondered if I would do as good a job and what the difference would be? I think you'll do great tho and of course be able to capture your son like no one else could. Enjoy your beautiful fall scenery.

Connie said...

Your collages are not only beautiful, they so lovely and balanced, in the way you choose your photos and their placement within the whole. Great eye!

NCmountainwoman said...

What gorgeous Autumn color. It must have been such a lovely area.

Mary Delle said...

I love your collage. The photo's are super and the colors are so wonderful.

rebecca sweet said...

Wow - thanks for the beautiful photos - it makes a Californian, like me, seriously want to visit Indiana and that beautiful bridge to really experience Fall color!! Just gorgeous!

Mary said...

You have plenty of time for the perfect senior picture! I would have loved to do the same for my daughter but that was 10 years ago!

Robin, your photography gets better all the time. I can see you practice. It's great. And, finally I am remembering to say how much I admire your hair in your profile pic. Mine is thin and baby fine - I'd love to have 1/4 of what you have. :o)

Mary

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Robin, Everything is just lovely...and I do mean lovely! I looked at several of your other recent posts and am awed by your fall colors and photos. It wasn't until yesterday that I even took a single fall photo of trees! I just haven't wanted to make the transition...but after taking the photos I really looked at the trees and realized what I was missing! They are so pretty and I regret not taking more photos throughout the month. I hope you are doing well these days...and your dad is doing ok; haven't heard anything more about his cancer--hope he's alright. Happy Halloween, it's over now--hope yours was good. We only had a dozen or so kids come to the door this year! Unusual, but then again, it's been raining!!

Teresa said...

What a pretty place. Nice your son likes to spend time doing what you love. Often at that age they are to busy to notice what we like let alone take the time to participate with you. Your photos are just beautiful.