This year we spent a splendid Thanksgiving weekend in Marmora. I’ve now witnessed Marmora throughout all the seasons, and every time I’m struck by the peace and tranquility in the air. My boyfriend’s family is from this area, and his grandmother lives in a cozy cottage-turned-home along Crowe River. I took my first panoramic photo of the back of their cottage, with all the fall colours popping.
I played around with some filters on this photo, not that autumn pictures really need a filter, but I personally love pushing the contrast for richer blacks, and upping the vibrancy of the hues to achieve a more dramatic effect. I settled on the Hefe filter for this photo that I posted on my Instagram.
Growing up, I never had big family dinners or celebrations. My father was an only child and my mother came from a large family that barely spoke to each other, so the extent of my family has only ever been two people. My ex-husband and current partner have an extended family and though I consider myself very lucky that they’re all nice people, I still find I’m not entirely comfortable and sometimes it take me awhile to warm up for a group get together.
I took some time to myself on this crisp fall day and tried to capture new angles of this location, which can be a challenge as I have taken so many photos throughout the years. I liked this shot the best, with the trees and weeds framing the brilliant autumn shoreline in the background.