Fall colors, that is. When it’s time to make photos of changing colors of fall vegetation, I’ve found that finding compositions when the light is good works best. Early morning or late afternoon sunlight. Backlit leaves look great. Here are a few examples I made recently.
Where we live in SW Virginia, many colorful fall leaves remain on a few trees, and there are lots of still colorful leaves laying about on the ground and streets in our neighborhood. On my walk today, I set forth looking for such compositions. Here is what I saw.
This last one I really liked. Big, bold and with a nice shape. Photography is fun, eh?
There are times when I see photo opportunities I’d most likely miss, were I not paying attention to what’s around me. We have a relatively new concrete driveway at our home. It’s been raining a lot lately here in SW Virginia, and leaves are falling onto the wet concrete and then as the remaining colors bleach out from the leaves, they place an imprint of themselves. Here I got a couple of such patterns, and was fortunate to have a single yellow leaf laying there as a nice contrast. This photo will make a nice wallpaper for my iPhone. There point of my brief story is that nature is full of wonderful sights, if we’ll just “see” them.
It’s not only leaves still on trees during the colorful Fall Season that attract my camera lens, one can get some nice photos when they hit the ground. And, when it’s been raining, they look even better.