Taking a walk in the woods is always a nice thing to do, but with a camera it turns into an adventure. This was made while walking through Algonquin NP in Canada. As a photographer you train yourself to see the world in frames. You look around at the surrounding environment and try to see things as if they were framed in the viewfinder of a camera. You look, up, down, left, right and behind you. And, if you are lucky you see a shot. This one caught my attention and had all the elements of a defining image of fall. Color, a fallen birch tree, mushrooms, pine needles and color. I was dubious of such a strong horizontal of the tree going through the image but in the end I think it worked.
This is it. This says fall in one easy image. Made along the side of the road in Maine. Nothing more needs to be said.
Once again the search went on for color and we found color in a swampish area. These trees were just beginning to change and I loved the look when compared to the greener trees in the background.
This another image from my back roads drive near Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. I saw these trips just beginning to turn color and the small out building in the scene. How could I resist?
This is a stream I found in New Hampshire along route 302. Not spectacular but typical fall scene.
I really had to drive some back roads in New Hampshire to find this shot. And, it’s simply classic New England fall color. I shared on Facebook and go hundreds of likes. So, now it is on my blog.
I thought I had scheduled my trip to shoot Fall Colors this year at the right time. However, because it has been so warm and dry this year the peak fall colors were about two weeks late. This meant I had to hunt for color. Or, as in this shot embrace the color as it changes. This image celebrates the color change.
This is another images made driving the back roads of Vermont near Stowe. Typically I really dislike blue skies. But, sometime you have to work with them. This image is a tough call because I made a choice to put the tree in the center of the image. I balanced it with two barns. I had a polarizer on my 35mm lens on the Sony A7R II to depend the color of the sky.
Part of the fun of shooting landscapes is doing your best not to shoot what everyone else shoots. So, I tend to wander off the neaten path and drive back roads. I use the GPS on my iPad to help me navigate. This is an image from a pond on one of the backroads of Vermont.
The next few weeks will have a photo a day from my recent fall colors trip to New England. This image of ferns with birth trees was made during a shoot in Acadia National Park. We were walking back to the car and I walked past this and after a few steps I turned around and composed and shot this image. It would have been so easy to walk by, but I saw the image of just the ferns and not the whole scene.