Towards the beginning of the month, I took my daughter Ava and her cousin out to Black Bart's Pumpkin Patch where the girls suckered me into spending way more than I had intended. Over the next few weeks we applied a few of them to a number of creative photography ideas.
The small ones aptly labeled 'mini's' and no larger than a kiwi fruit were ideal for creating the illusion of scale distortion. I kept them on hand during afternoon walks or at night when the grey tree frogs came out being as it had been unseasonably mild.
Juvenile DeKay's Snakes (aka Brown Snake/Storeria dekayi)
Grey Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)
For Halloween I executed the following idea that came to me for the sake of wondering if it might work. Dubbed the 'dual purpose pumpkin' meant to function both as normal Jack O' Lantern or photo prop, I hope to do more with this concept next season. Feel free to try it yourself!
October 31st - The light source in all illuminated scenes is coming from a small LED flashlight.
November 1st - Jack vs. Fog Rainbow aka 'Fogbow'
Single frame featuring Taurid meteor vs. Jack during a time lapse session (circled inset included to show detail).
Composite comprised of 260 images spanning 73 minutes that includes multiple aircraft flight patterns with the one bisecting Jack likely coming from nearby Logan county airport to the immediate NW.
November 3rd - Continued mild with frogs!
November 4th - Ava and her cousin vs. Jack before we sent him rolling down a hill and into a lake.
November 6th - Ava's design vs. late night storm passage!