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All the fall photos lately reminded me of a poem I had to memorize as a kid in school. I had to look it up on the net since of course I had lost a good part of it by now ____________ October's Party :............................................................................. ...October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came- The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. ~George Cooper ........................................................................... This picture of a farm surrounded by fall colors & soybean fields was taken on a drive through NW Iowa recently.

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::Anita54
10/10/06 7:42 PM GMT
A beautiful sight Dan and a fond reminder of how wonderful the colors of Fall really are. Outstanding composition and framing and the 'view' is just grand of the cloudless sky as well. Terrific post and thanks for sharing the poem as well.
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Can't always give individual thanks but I am so appreciative of everyone's comments and input. I truly enjoy seeing all of your posts and am always happy to see you at My Gallery. Thanks, Anita
::phasmid
10/10/06 8:09 PM GMT
I agree with Anita. I really like the framing effect you've used on this :) It does a great job of highlighting the impact of the colorful trees and the golden wheat in the foreground. Of course that lucious blue sky helps, as October's bright blue weather comes along at precisely the right time to compliment the golds, oranges, reds and yellows of autumn. I like the view of the red barn, but I guess most everyone knows I'm a sucker for a farm scene.. brilliantly composed, and I'm glad you remembered the poem as well..hehehehe...I like the part about Professor Wind leading the band....... :)PJ
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::fogz
10/10/06 8:26 PM GMT
lovely Dan!! and hope you do well in the contest!! I really like the circular dark blended frame!! Patti
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::jswgpb
10/10/06 8:42 PM GMT
Great job there buddy, glad you got to find a childhood poem. Most of mine you couldn't put on here.LMAO Thanks Dan and good luck my friend.
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::MarianaEwa
10/10/06 8:45 PM GMT
Fantastic picture Dan. Excellent color and clarity. Like the dark circular frame. Wish you the best of luck :)
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::cynlee
10/10/06 11:55 PM GMT
Very pleasing farm scene and very cheerful and bright. I like the poem very much and I like your framing on this post. Great post, Dan.
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Man is the instrument of God. - Boehme
::ResDesOK
10/10/06 11:58 PM GMT
Great photo, Dan!! You sure captured the Heartland beautifully! Love the framing, too, and what a wonderful poem - good one!! Now, clone me in there, Scotty! :))
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.dwdharvey
10/11/06 1:04 AM GMT
Absolutely beautiful Dan. The coloring is great and I love the lighting effect created by the dark framing.
E X C E L L E N T J O B ! ! ! Thanks for sharing, Don
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::farmgirl_pml
10/11/06 1:06 AM GMT
A beautiful autumn country scene Dan ... so rich in color & I love how you did the framing. A lovely poem also. Excellent work & best of luck in the contest.
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.jodie38mader
10/11/06 1:59 AM GMT
You have captured the farm life so still. It is very clear and crisp. Just like fall can be. A great post with nice added touch of the focus on the farm. Jodie
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Thanks in advance for everyone's kind words in regards to my pics.
::PatAndre
10/11/06 2:01 AM GMT
Love that poem. Never heard it before. I also like the effect of the circle around or halo around your composition. Nice.
Pat
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::foofoo
10/11/06 10:48 AM GMT
This is a perfect Fall scene Dan with the colors here. I can almost smell the crispness of the air.A perfect farm scene and just like everyone imagines with a red barn and a white house. Very nice post and I like the effect you've used on this. Looks great and the poem suits this perfectly.Good luck in the contest my friend!
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.Inkeri
10/11/06 11:00 AM GMT
A Perfect Fall scene,with Wonderful colors..and a Lovely poem..Excellent,Dan..
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::marilynjane
10/12/06 4:00 PM GMT
Hi Dan, this is so totally lovely, so soft, so elagant, and inviting, I can hardly find the approciate words for describing this image! In most fall images, the colors are strong, vivid and informal, while this is exactly the opposite! I think of serenity rather than of dancing colorful leaves to a song I sing! These colors are softly vibrant! A terrific skillfully taken photo, while having a tender thought in mind, am I close? I love the poem, as I love to see the relationship between verse and photo that the individual artist chooses to blend! I like this image a lot Dan, Sincerely, Marilyn
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::madmaven
10/13/06 11:56 AM GMT
Love the center filter! Gorgeous work! Really draws the eyes to the colors you have presented!
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::wheedance
10/13/06 8:07 PM GMT
This is so beautiful! I'm from NW Iowa - where were you? How do you do that soft outer circle? Love it!
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::Twig963
10/15/06 6:15 AM GMT
Well suited caption to go along with a brilliant photo. Great colors and I really like the framing. Very nice work Dan, keep 'em comin'!
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miner_dad
11/20/06 7:00 PM GMT
i love it,this pic reminds me of were i came from,other then my "mother"2 thumbs up,.way up!
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still prayin4katz..
.humbleman
11/16/08 10:06 PM GMT
Fantastic subject matter & color. Wish it were sharper in detail.
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