Monday, October 13, 2008

212/365 A new leaf

Pretend with me for a moment.

You're a settler, moving west in the 1800s, and you've chosen to stop in the new state of Indiana.

While working outside on a clear autumn day, surrounded by tall oak, maple and tulip trees in various shades of color, a man approaches you with a message from the future.

He says, "Nearly two hundred years from now, in a magical universe called the Internet, people will visit a website dedicated to projecting the status of these trees' leaves changing color in the fall. Cameras will be placed throughout this state to help visitors from afar plan their road trips."

Men in white coats would probably come collect you if you told anyone.

Crazy, huh? But true!

Hey, don't get me wrong, I think the fall colors in Indiana are gorgeous. I'm just as much of a sucker as the next guy. I just find it funny that these very colors are such a draw for tourism that the Indiana Office of Tourism Development has an entire microsite devoted to cameras of this type.

Amazing, the things you can find on the Internet.

Camera: Canon 40D 1/125s, f/5.6 at ISO 100 at about 5:45 p.m.

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