“Visions of Autumn – Red Maple”
“Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you, so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.”
― Siobhan Vivian
Today I started photographing fall colours a bit differently. Rather than the broad sweep of forests in full colour, I decided to look a bit closer at the branches that create this wonder. Using the black backdrop, I was able to isolate the branches and leaves to show off the finer details.
These leaves are natural, less than perfect, showing the wear and tear of a hot and dry summer. In fact, I’m quite amazed at the depth of colours this year. I would have thought that the heat stress would have made for a mostly brown and muted autumn, but nature has surprised me with a depth and range of colour I can’t recall seeing for years.
I’ll be spending the next few days sharing more recent images of my native trees in their autumn colours, until business travel pulls me away for a few days. But till then, I’m happy to be able to share this experience with you.
Nikor 28-70mm f/3.5-4.6 @ 48mm
1 .0 sec, f/20.0, ISO 200
High Resolution image on 500px: