Tree tunnel in autumn

Tree tunnel in autumn
Olympus OM-2n, 50mm f/3.5 Zuiko Auto Macro
Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400

It’s been about six weeks since my last bike ride. I don’t like to ride when temperatures are below about 60 degrees, which they have been except for one or two days during this time. When it looks like warmer days are over, I hang up the bike.

On my final ride of the season I brought my Olympus OM-2n along. One particular route of about eight miles takes me down some beautiful country roads here in southeastern Boone County. This tree tunnel is on one of those roads.

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19 responses to “single frame: Tree tunnel in autumn”

  1. marcusterrypeddle Avatar

    A beautiful spot. Do cars use that road? Is it dangerous?
    The cheap-o negative films deliver some of the best colours, I think.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Cars do use this road but it’s out in farm country and so lightly traveled.

  2. brandib1977 Avatar

    I used to work with a woman whose only transportation was her bike and she rode it four seasons. Riding in snow and cold doesn’t sound at all pleasant to me!

    Pretty picture!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Eeeeeeyikes, I can’t imagine riding my bike as my only transportation in the winter.

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        Right? Sounds like punishment to me but she’s quite fit and happy doing it.

  3. Roger Meade Avatar
    Roger Meade

    A beautiful spot on that road. I love the color of fallen pine needles, but they can be very slippery for foot or wheel.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Fortunately, they are all off the road!

  4. yuri rasin Avatar

    Wonderful location. Must have been a memorable ride Jim!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I rode this route a lot this year. What was memorable was watching the scene change with the seasons!

  5. M.B. Henry Avatar

    Awesome picture!!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you! I’m pleased with it.

  6. Khürt Williams Avatar

    If the scene had more sand, it could be the pine barrens. Love the colours, Jim.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! It was a lovely scene and the Fuji 200 captured it well.

  7. Rick HarveyRick Avatar

    Nice one Jim

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Rick!

  8. Sam Avatar

    Beautiful scene and shot!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ve shot this a few other times this year but this is the best image by far!

  9. Kodachromeguy Avatar

    Jim, wonderful scene, so evocative of autumn in the northern states. Well done.

    The 50mm ƒ/3.5 OM lens is a superb optic, both for close-up and distant scenes. Rick Oleson told me that it has an internal floating element to control aberrations at different focus distances. I use mine with a Fuji digital camera, but really should find a cheap film OM camera.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you! I photographed this scene many times this year but this is the best image by far. I love that 50/3.5 lens. I imagine you could get an OM-1 for not much scratch.

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