AN ALMOST WORDLESS PAST – AUTUMN NEEDS NO WORDS

An Almost Wordless Past

I could see bits of red in the now, almost entirely golden woods out back. While the birds are playing loop-the-loop in the new feeder, the trees decided it might be fall after all. We went out.

The dam over the Mumford, a week later

My camera doesn’t understand me and took 18 shots of every item for which I pressed the shutter totaling 721 pictures in less than half an hour. We went home and I got a different camera. This mad machine has gone wacko. It’s totally out of control! I’ve had the camera for three or four years but I do not understand anything. Truly, it’s the insane phantom camera.

Yellow Virginia Creeper vine, thinking about going red


Categories: #foliage, #Photography, Anecdote, Autumn, Mumford River, square

Tags: , , , ,

15 replies

  1. a heavenly collection of autumnal beauty. Tks for sharing.

    Like

  2. What glorious colours! Could you have pressed the ‘multiple frames’ setting on your camera by mistake? Mine is a little too easy to knock and I have to be careful to avoid it 😉

    Like

    • I don’t know if there IS a button that does that, though there may well be — just — WHERE? This camera — a Panasonic with a Leica lens and a 25 to 850mm telescopic lens came WITHOUT so much as a short cheat sheet. I have tried to get some kind of guide online. There is one (I think), but it’s more than 200 pages long and that would use up about $100 in ink alone.

      For the amount of money it cost, it ought include SOME basic information. I never change settings when I use it because every time I change a setting, it stops working OR it takes shots of every possible light and color configuration — which turns out to be 18 per shot. If I ignore the craziness, it takes good pictures.

      I’ve owned a long line of this style “travel” Panasonics. It’s compact but weighs a lot. Now I’ll have to see the buttons do. There must be a dozen of them front and back and a few so hard to find I need a magnifying glass.

      I would love it if it would do what I WANT, not what IT wants. It is the definition of a “smart-ass” camera. DC-ZS80S (Panasonic LUMIX ZS80) 20.3 MP, 4K Video, 30X zoom. Not a beginner’s camera, but I’m hardly a beginner. I didn’t think there was a camera I couldn’t figure out, but this one’s killing me.

      Like

  3. my mistake; I was looking at the shot after the dam shot.

    Like

  4. Are you sure that’s Virginia creeper? They have 5 leaves. This shot resemble poison ivy.

    Like

    • There is a wild variety that DOES look very much like poison ivy, but I am assured really isn’t. I stay away from all the vines because I’m allergic to everything anyway. The cultivated creeper and the wild stuff similar at all.

      Like

  5. oh Marilyn, what lovely colours are appearing. I am revisiting the fall myself tomorrow 🙂

    Like

    • It is beautiful outside today, but I’ve got so much to catch up on — and so many pictures from yesterday, I need to catch up a bit before I bring home another few hundred shots. We are still only at about 50% changed trees, so by tomorrow, it’ll be at least 75% and maybe nearly everything!

      I so love this season!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Lovely fall pictures

    Like

%d bloggers like this: