Sunday, October 7, 2012

B&W with a twist of yellow....

I take this shot several times a year...never really managing to capture the feeling I want.  So I was trying to do something with it and this is what I came up with.  I must say I like this a bit better than the full-color version.  Something about the way the B&W part feels.  Just look at the power lines...they seem to go on forever.
There is definitely a chill in the air today...not even 45ºF yet...and high is predicted to be 53ºF. It is quite the change from a couple or three months ago.  We have had to turn on the heat.  In all the years of picking apples, I do not remember it being this cool this early.  This type of coolness came at the end of October.  Oh, the mornings might have been cool...and I think I remember there being a skim of snow one year for Covered Bridge Festival, but I think that was before I started working at the orchard.

Granny Smith apples were the last thing we picked every year....we waited as long as we all the years we worked there, I think we waited too long one time.  What is too long you might ask...that is when it comes a hard freeze.  Well, one year we did came a skim of snow...this was around November 2 or 3...well, the boss still wanted them picked.  I don't remember why...he couldn't sell them.  But maybe it was to use in cider.  Not even sure about that.

So I picked them...had gloves on...but my hands still froze.  Every so often I got down off my picker and went and held my hands in front of the muffler of my picker to get warm!  I think that was the one and only time my hands got numb with cold while picking apples.