Autumn in New England: Don't Forget the Macro

I look forward to autumn. Those of us who grew up, or currently live in, New England anticipate our seasonal treat of bold colors and cool temperatures. To enjoy this very best of seasons I walked with my wife the trails around the Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge in Coventry, Rhode Island and brought with me my Fujifilm X-E1 with XF 18-55 and 60mm macro. Taking the macro was an afterthought, but after the morning out with it, I am reminded I need to include it in my basic kit not limited it to specialty lens status.

With the 18-55 I started out taking the atypical Autumn in New England shots...

...and then I switched out the 18-55 and used the 60mm macro....and looked at the autumn and the woods from a different perspective.

Too lazy to swap lenses, I left the macro on the camera and was reminded that macro lenses can be used for more than close up images.

There is something magical about forgotten stone walls in the wood

Back to the 18-55 and something you don't see every day. This chimney without a house in the wood made me think of those who passed, prompting me feel a loss of lives and memories. I posted this picture on Facebook with an equally depressing caption. In the comments someone state he saw a happy face. So much for death and the passage of time! A perfect illustration of "glass half empty or half full."

And finally what would a New England autumn morning be like without the requisite stop at a farm for pumpkins and apple cider?

(All images captured with a Fujifilm X-E1 and Fujinon XF 18-55 and 60mm macro lenses)


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