Sometimes I take a picture with a train in it, and notice later that the trees looked better than I thought at first.
Or sometimes underexposing a scene might bring out some subtle colors.
And this year, I didn't even take time to do the best way to so see Autumn color, by seeing the contrast with the blue sky by using a polarizing filter.
Autumn peaked gradually in central Wisconsin this year, and maybe a week late. I put the peak at October 20. As of Oct 25th, 1/2 of the leaves have fallen.
There was a frost from Wausau and North last month, and I suppose that helped all those trees turn color at the same time.
South of the frost, it was a gradual turn; reds had fallen before some greens even started turning.
But the oaks were a more colorful orange for a few days this year, instead of the usual brown.
|One tree stands out in Wisconsin Rapids, from a distant telephoto scene.|
|A top is turning red on 32nd Avenue by Coyne.|
|Some NW engines are moving sand hoppers on the north end of the yard in Rapids.|
|Not much color is left north of Dura Beauty Lane by the yard office, but this one day has a lot of big power between shifts.|
|And at the same time, near sunset, the job from Nekoosa and maybe even Necedah (there's alcohol tank cars) is coming into Rapids.|
|And they pull in past all that power.|
This page was wrote in October, 2014