The Fall is quickly looking like the doorstep to Winter in the Western Upper Peninsula. Deer corn, apples, and other feed are displayed at every filling station. Rifle season for Whitetail Deer opens 11/15 and will bring many hunters north. I always make sure to wear blaze orange when photographing in the woods during deer season, especially if I am on public lands in the million acre Ottawa National Forest.
The Goldenrods are all turned to light grey seedheads, while the Milkweed are busy releasing their parachute-style seedheads into the strong Fall winds from Lake Superior, sending them hither and thither. Without reservation, this is my favorite time of the year here in the Northwoods. There are many overcast days with muted light that make for lovely, full scale exposures, using both black and white and color negative film. I am still learning the exigencies of Fomapan 100 in Rodinal 1:50. Thus far I find it worthy of further study and it is cheaper than Ilford.
Time to go throw the evening load of logs into the outside Central Wood Boiler and check the mouse traps. This is the time of the year that the little shits get in the house and plan on settling down with Benny and I for the winter. We have trapped six so far and there will be more to come. Peanut butter seems to be the best bait.