Between the cooler temperatures, the steeper angles of sunlight and the changing colours, Autumn ushers in a blast of colour that you can’t find in the sun bleached heat of summer. Golden hour starts mid-afternoon and lasts for 2-3 hours and the weather tends to have more moisture in it for spectacular sunsets and dewey mornings. Fall has always been my favourite season. Even fourteen years of teaching hasn’t beaten it out of me (teachers are supposed to prefer summer).
On a cool Saturday afternoon I took a 90km loop southeast to a part of the Niagara Escarpment I don’t usually ride as it’s too perilously close to the GTA. I found a few curves and enjoyed the Niagara biosphere green space before blundering too close to the cidiots lined up to get into the only apple farm they’ve hear of. Once clear of the madness of lining up to buy apples, I found myself heading back home as the sun was setting into a wall of clouds hinting at the days of rain to come.
On bike photos were taken with the Ricoh Theta 360 camera attached to the windshield with Lammcou GoPro Phone flexible tripod. The camera was set via my smartphone to take a photo every 10 seconds. I then set and forgot about it and enjoyed the ride. If you’re curious about 360° on-bike shots, there are more details here.
Closeups were taken with the Canon T6i digital SLR using the Canon 50mm prime lens in the garden. The gourds at Dar’s Delights (good coffee, excellent donuts!) were taken with the OnePlus5 smartphone (which also remotely controlled the Ricoh). Editing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom which did well to pull details out of the darker riding photos.
There are two sets below. The riding photos and the off-bike photos: