blog by

rob kircher

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Apple Picking

Went down to Charlottesville for an Apple picking festival this past weekend. Where it wasn’t exactly what we were expecting, it was still a lot of fun.  The weather was absolutely beautiful.  Temps in the low 70s, beautiful blue sky's and a complete lack of humidity.   It wasn’t too crowded but there were plenty of people.  The only real issues was there wasn’t much there except a barn, store, and of course the Apples.  We thought maybe there would be some good home cooking, maybe some blue grass music and the other sort of things associated with a “festival”.  Never the less we still had a great time. 

Anyway, we didn’t get down to the apple farm until mid afternoon so it gave me an opportunity to try to make something out of the harsh mid day sun.  With the help of my polarizer and some hefty exposure compensation I managed to get a few that I really like. 

Of course like all fall festivals of this type you have to have the typical tractor pulled hay ride.

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And then there’s the people…

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More people…

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Pumpkins?  in an Apple orchard? 

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More people heading out into the Orchard or should I say down since this particular orchard was located on the side of a mountain.

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And of course the reddish/greenish/dirtyish looking APPLES!!!  That's right folks, they don’t look as “good” on the tree as they look after being processed and put on the store shelves.  

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1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures. And as to the not so pretty look of the apples - but they are oh so delicious and fresh. The pretty apples in your local store are carefully and genetically grown to make them look pretty irregardless of the taste. LOL