Fall foliage

A Colorful Row of Trees

Colorful Row of Trees
Colorful Row of Trees

As the Fall color has peaked and the beautiful foliage makes it way back to nature, we are left with those vibrant images that nature has painted upon her canvas. As we travel about the countryside we are constantly reminded of the sheer elegance all around us, even on cloudy and overcast days.

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The image above was taken at mid-morning, following a heavy rainfall the night before. With the sun just breaking through a clearing sky, the lighting remained soft but illuminating enough for this image to show it's true colors.

Processing

One again, what began as a 3-shot bracket, which I intended to process into an HDR image, ended with the selection of the "0" exposure being processed totally within Lightroom 4.

Besides the settings shown below in the basic adjustment panel, a few saturation enhancements were made as well.

Colorful Row of Trees - LR4 Adjustments
Colorful Row of Trees - LR4 Adjustments

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Looking Up

A recent walk in the woods yielded quite a few photos of the last of the Fall colors for this season and I thought I'd share a couple of them in today's post. We are well past peak viewing now and a good portion of the leaves have made their way to the ground to be scattered about by the coming winds of change. Actually, I'm looking forward to some Winter photography, but I digress. As I looked up and noticed how the tree tops have thinned I decided to grab a shot with the fisheye. I had seen these types of shots before but never really considered doing one until being out there, so I looked for an area with mainly vertical timber and few crossing branches that would clutter the shot.

Anyhow... here's the result.

Looking Up
Looking Up

As I continued to walk the trail a Red Maple came into view with it's vibrant colors. While certainly an eye-catcher, there was nothing particularly interesting about the surrounding area so I figured I get under the tree for a better point of view.

Red Maple
Red Maple

Plenty more Fall images to share in future post. Perhaps we'll save them for mid-winter. ;-)

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Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Nikkor 10.5mm & Nikkor 18-200mm 

Processing: HDR Efex Pro -Photoshop CS5 – Photo Tools 2.6