The Many Colors of the Sweetgum

No tree celebrates fall more enthusiastically than Liquidambar styraciflua, the North American sweetgum. Pittsburgh is a little north of its native range, but it has been adopted everywhere as a favorite urban planting. In the fall, its leaves turn every color of which autumn leaves are capable, all on the same tree—from bright yellow to the deepest eggplant purple.

Camera: Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

November in the Woods

Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS.

Spooky Old Tree in Lebanon Church Cemetery

Every graveyard needs a tree like this.

Camera: Olympus E-20n.

Golden Forest

In these pictures, once again, Father Pitt challenged himself to take pictures that could go directly from the camera to the public without any cropping or other adjustments.

Camera: Canon PowerShot S45.


Camera: Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

More Fall Colors

These were all taken directly from the 99¢ camera, without passing through any image editor, after a walk through the woods.

Mushrooms in a Lawn

Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS (hacked).