A Call For Feedback: Yes, this means you.

I want your suggestions.  Whether you've been following The Doppler Effect for a while, or you've never seen it before, I want to hear from you.  Even if this is the last thing you do before forgetting about it, please do this before you forget about it.  I'm interested in your thoughts and feedback, regardless of whether you and I are friends or strangers.

This post has been rolling around in my head for a while now, but with the changing of the seasons, I figured it was high time to think about other changes as well.  So in short, I'm interested in knowing what I should change about The Doppler Effect; what's working well, what isn't, and what things just need a couple tweaks?

There are a couple of ways to leave feedback:

  • Leave comments on this blog post.  Anonymous comments are fine.
  • Send email to feedback09@doppler-effect.net.
  • Leave a wall post on The Doppler Effect's Facebook Page. Finally, here are some questions to consider.  Feel free to comment on any of them, or on anything else:
  • This is the big one:  What should I talk about?  Are there things I've been neglecting?  Should I be discussing the photos themselves?  The things in the photos?  Other things entirely?
  • Post frequency: My goal is an average of 1 post per week.  More?
  • Post length and photo/text balance
  • Types of photos: More people photos/posts?  More nature?  More random stuff?
  • Technical content: Want more?  Want less?
  • What was your most and least favorite post?
  • Overall: good? decent? bad? horrible?  Let me know Thanks!

While riding to work on Wednesday, I was stunned by the brilliant, changing colors of the foliage along the Steven's Creek Trail.   That afternoon, I was walking between buildings, spotted some multi-colored foliage and decided to take some photos.  My goal was to illustrate the changing of seasons, from Autumn to Winter.

As always, the first image (up above) is my favorite — I love that you can practically see the change taking place.  Also, I'm a fan of small details, and the leaf is pretty much the perfect subject as far as that goes.

Directly above, the main subject is a leaf that's a bit farther along in the green-to-red transition.  This isn't something I had noticed before, but it's neat how a single tree often has leaves that are fully green, fully red, fully brown, and everything in between.

More colors!  In the upper-left, there's a group of leaves where some turned completely yellow before turning red, and others are still partially or mostly green.

I liked the contrast of the bright yellow leaves with the little bit of brown on the leaves which are dying.  The brown of the leaves also seems to match the rich, reddish brown of the evergreen trunks as well.

That's that for now.  Please, please leave feedback.  And finally, a fitting quote from L
"....you'll notice that i love color.
i would wear a rainbow if i could."



Hey, it's me! I’ve been a documentary photographer for 17 yrs, software engineer for even longer, and plenty of other things in between.