Agreed - great job, Yoda. Where are those? Some of them remind me strongly of upstate New York, but that last one makes me think maybe not. Specifically, #6 (with the benches) makes me think of a lake in Ithaca.
You're spot on. The lake is Keuka Lake in NY. The waterfall place is Watkins Glenn State Park.
The benches is in Hammondsport (sp?!) on the south part of Keuka. I'm a life-long Chicagoan and have never seen fall colors like that. Our leaves change colors and fall off in like 24 hours basically.
Photography is a hobby of mine but I get worn out pretty quick. I suck at portraits and things w/ people in them. So most of my shit ends up looking depressing:
Here's a few more because I'm bored and can't sleep:
forest preserve in oarland park, IL
top o'the Rock
from a rooftop bar in nyc