At this time of year, scenes of Autumn exploding in color fills my Facebook wall. Most are images like below, color blasting from the screen. But one set of images caught my eye because they were so similar to the ones in this post.
I did not know the photographer, but he almost looked at Autumn in the same way. Leaves floating by in a stream, leaves caught suspended before they hit the ground.
Others were more as a study, like above.
Some were like leaf portraits.
Others were a study in light. At the beginning of the post, I showed an image slightly post-processed and the original. There really was no reason to mess with the image. Color was bright and natural in the original, but the water was a little drab. Many Fall images on the web right now are overly post-processed which gives an unnatural feel. They are beautiful in their saturated color, but not really what exists in nature.
While I like seeing Fall as a colorful rainbow of scenic beauty as one sees most often, sometimes the most interesting ways of seeing Autumn is to just focus on some of the more simple finds.
The autumn light will bring color and texture to a lot of things. Fall is an awesome time to be out all day long looking for beautiful photos. Vibrant colors can transform an otherwise mundane scene into a blanket of red, yellow, and orange hues.
I look forward to the pleasant surprise of fog as it adds a bit of autumn authenticity. Maybe the colors are muted, but cold nights allow for many misty Autumn mornings. Fog and thick mist in the air can provide a stunning composition, and again, where you can appreciate the simpler things in life.
But what about changing the lens from macro to wide-angle? It really can make a difference. See next post the D750 gets a wide-angle lens and does it change the mood of the images? Check out Nature and Wildlife Pics for tips on autofocus. A bit more advanced than usual here on GWGT to get those birds in flight.