Fall leaf colors can be wildly vivid. This leaf was in shade at the edge of the woods, with a bit of reflected blue sky that came through the leaves.
No added saturation – I reduced the exposure a bit to keep the reds from oversaturating.
To break with my familiar photographic view of the world, I recently invested in a 15mm fisheye lens and took a walk in a favorite woods, a American Beech forest. Here’s a small gallery of the woods in the fall, three fisheye views and two closeups. Click on an image in the mosaic to see it larger.
New England Asters finished blooming a few weeks back, a burst of color as the leaves started to turn. I usually prefer soft light for flowers, but for this view I used full late afternoon sun.
This is the pinkish version of the flower, they are often purple:
Taken at pretty high magnification with a wide aperture – and I reduced the saturation.
For my 400th post, I thought I’d put together a selection posted images from the last few years. I’ve picked images in the areas that I care about the most: abstract closeups, wildlife, forms of water, trees, and the landscape.
Hope you like them. And thanks for stopping by, “liking”, and commenting on my images over the years.