I’m curious why sometimes a particular fern frond, or patch, will turn snow white, instead of brown. Related Autumn, Finger Lakes, FLX, hiking, Nature, NY, Upstate New YorkWalks Around the Finger Lakes. October, Schuyler County Image
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Great pctures, Robert: I like them!
Thank you, Pit! 🙂
Nice! I love the b and w with the one orange tree! And the white fern again!
Thank you, Anne!
I love black and white photos!
B&W seemed like a contrary sort of thing to do, during the most colorful time of year, but I like it, too.
Never contrary, Robert.
Autumn photos in monochrome! You managed to do this challenging task so well, Robert. I especially like the fern picture.
Thank you, Peter, did B&W on a whim. I haven’t discovered yet why some of these ferns turn snow white, instead of brown.
You inspired me to write a post with photos on the fifty shades of brown for the fern plants in the fall. Perhaps it will materialize.
Great idea! Reddish, tan, tobacco, etc.
The monochrome with the singular autumn tree is striking.
Thank you, Steve. It’s a pretty undistinguished pond, but that little tree was a great color.
That tree makes the pond special.
It’s because your shooting in black and white (except where you’re not). Hope that helps :-). Wonderful photos.
Awesome shots (both posts). Thanks for sharing images from the great state of NY!
Thanks, Kevin! I should do an Orange Co. post sometime, I’ll see if I’ve got any decent shots from the Storm King sculpture park, I love that place.
That’d be really cool. Looking forward to seeing that post! I grew up 10 mins from Storm King. 😃
yeah I remembered! One of my cousins in Monroe is named Kevin, too, it must’ve been some kind of fad in that neck of the woods.
I always enjoy your walks, Robert. The first photo is beautiful. The single tree in color is, too. Happy travels, Robert.
thanks very much, Lynn. happy trails to you.
Maybe it was in the presence of seven dwarfs.
Haha! And heigh-ho, Denzil, I hadn’t thought of that, sounds very plausible!
I really really really like the orange tree within the monochrome landscape. Out of curiosity, were you influenced to try that by the photos Dina posted with her red and yellow features combined with black and white? You sure did a good job of it, yourself.
The white fern’s amazing. I assumed when I saw it that it was done in post-processing. I’ve never seen anything like it in the few ferny places I’ve gone. There, the ferns just turn yellow, red, splotchy, or brown. It’s a curiosity, for sure.
I found some information on the white ferns. Lookie here.
Oh that’s great! I really appreciate you digging up this article, and also, finding out that it’s a natural, healthy strategy for these plants, and not some fungal infection or whatever. (You’re looking very pale, are you feeling ok?) Very interesting. It’s like somebody storing up for winter, who packs everything up, even the paint!
I’m so happy you liked that shot! I just tried that focal B&W editing on a whim, four years ago and liked how it came out – it was one of the first posts I did of the Finger Lakes region, some shots from Howland Island.
The white ferns weren’t editing trickery, however, I just see them once in a while that way