Today’s Picture, 11/22/13
Posted on November 22, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 42 Comments
Fall foliage, Bradford, Ohio, November 2013.
Also, a programming note. I’m going to be trying really hard to finish the novel before Thanksgiving. You will likely not see me here again before it is finished, excepting the posting of the daily picture (which, as you might imagine, will run through the end of the month). Wish me luck.
Go John go! And the picture is nice too.
Hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving. I loved last year’s posts of things to be thankful for-it’s made me more aware of all that I have to be thankful for..
Write! It’s what we pay you for!
I have an idea:
Whenever you are focused on a book, hire Athena to take pictures and show her how to post them here!
She gets money, you focus on your book, we see really nice pictures on your site.
Good luck, John!
Thank you, Our Glorious Lord Host! I, your servile thrall, eagerly await your next glorious work!
No, seriously, I’m chomping at the bit. I’m already suffering Sanderson Withdrawal Syndrome because the Words of Radiance release date got pushed back a month and a half–please don’t let me suffer Scalzi Withdrawal too!
Those are not actual trees. No WAY are those actual trees. How much LSD did you have to feed your camera to get it to do the trees like that?
Picture taken with a telephoto lens, cropped and then color saturated. It’s actually one of my favorites of the whole set. I think it looks a little like a Jackson Pollock painting.
You’re back from Chicago! I hope you and Athena enjoyed your trip. Nice of you to show her the sights, and the U of C campus.
Lovely pic, as always!
Good luck finishing your book!
Changed my wallpaper to this pic (which as I recall you have given us permission to do, right?) It is just lovely! Love the saturation and the texture it adds.
Looks more like pointillist than Pollock to me but neat effect either way.
I’m guessing this was taken before the storms, in our area they pretty much stripped the trees.
“Mr. Scalzi, this is Mr. Seurat. Oh, you two have already met!”
Actually, before I read your description, I thought it was a picture of a painting you saw on your Chicago trip.
I’m enjoying the pictures, and happy to know you’re working on a book for me to read. :-)
Wishing you extraordinarily good luck! I really enjoyed the snippet you read last week & can’t wait to get the finished work on my kindle and into my brain!
Much more like a like an impressionist, of the pointillism variety.
Thanks for being creative with pictures and entertaining us by sharing them. Good luck reaching your deadline! Looking forward to having something new to read.
Write on, man!
Scalzi’s camera on acid…
Instead of wishing you “Luck”, I’m going to wish you “Speed”. May your wrists have wings! May your ideas flow like sparkling water. May the doubt demons take the rest of the month off.
My email notification informed me that it was fall foliage, so in essence, I read the caption before I saw the image.
Perhaps that is key. If you don’t have an expectation that it’s a picture of a real thing, it might look a little more like a Jackson Pollock piece that looks a little like foliage. If you do have an expectation of what it depicts, then it might look a little more like like pointillism.
That is Super pretty.
There are effects in art where the hue and tone of two adjacent colors, especially ones on different sides of the color wheel, are close enough that they make your eyes think they are vibrating. This is like that. We had a sugar maple that turned a brilliant orange-yellow in fall, and did just that against the deep blue sky. I second turning Athena loose with the camera and letting her post for you.
Write like the wind!
Good luck indeed and… godspeed on that keyboard! :)
Good Luck to you. Are you sure that’s not Fall Foliage on Gallifrey?
Cool. Think Husker Du will be after you for their next album cover (if only… :))
Enjoying the photos but I am sure I will enjoy the book much more. While you are at it, start another one. The main problem with favorite authors is they just don’t write enough.
Some may not know that Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” is at the Art Institute. I have to visit it whenever I go to Chicago.
Good luck; may your fingers be nimble and your brain sharp as ever.
Art imitates art. Amazing and beautiful.
I just finished the complete draft of my fantasy opus a couple weeks ago. Of course, I’m not under a deadline but still, I know what a bitch finishing is. Good luck young Scalzi!
More like Jackson Pollack and George Seurat got combined in a transporter accident.
With beautiful results, I meant to say.
That’s gorgeous. What autumn should be like. Good luck with the book!
Return win honour!
*with, that’s what I get for posting pre-coffee.
Also, thanks for sharing the gorgeous autumn leaves, I don’t get to see them in person living in SoCal.
Taste the rainbow . . . hehe nice shot
That’s the best use of color saturation I’ve seen. Yep, it’s art gallery gorgeous as well as being a delight seen here.
Is there any chance of getting a high resolution copy of this picture?
I really like it, but it’s bit pixelated when I set it as the desktop picture on my retina MacBook Pro.
I’m curious to find out what blog system you happen
to be using? I’m having some minor security problems with
my latest site and I’d like to find something more safeguarded.
Do you have any solutions?