I have to say with my long absence and European trip, I pretty much missed Fall in our area. What color you do see in the images is straight from the camera. The golds and reds are making quite a splash, although way past prime. We had our first snowfall this past weekend, but temperatures are not really that cold as of yet. Days in the fifties, nights in the thirties.
Some trees are stubbornly hanging onto colorful leaves but as I walked my usual haunts I noticed how much I really missed this season.
I had the 105mm macro lens on the camera but quickly realized that all the beauty I captured last year of fallen leaves was pretty much gone. The tiny leaves above are laying on a bed of moss and were the only macro images I took. The leaves are very small and are not particularly the best color found. Just happened where they landed caught my eye.
Then a small American Kestrel carrying prey flies to a tree right above me when I have on the 105mm macro lens.
I switched out lenses for the 300mm and what flies by then but a red-tailed hawk (that tiny dot in the sky above). Usually there is not that much raptor activity, but another photographer stopped me to say a red-tailed was munching down a squirrel just down the trail. I figured birds were not in the cards and only having the 300mm I was not going to get them anyway, so I left the gorge trails and hopped on over to the Falls.
There I ran across some very tame gulls posing for the crowds. See my funny take on it over on Nature and Wildlife Pics.
I hope you enjoy the color I did find. Even with trees bare, the Falls makes such a nice place to be in Autumn. Next post, my favorite spot in Eastern Europe. I would bet you would not even guess the country!