Fall is my favorite time of year. It's the feel, the smell, the visual — oh, the visual. The waves of yellows, oranges, golds, and reds are not just eye candy but it's an experience. A walk or drive through the colors is my happy place. It feeds my soul.
Here is my problem. . . as a photographer, I can't just enjoy that walk or drive without trying to capture the beauty with my camera. But since it is truly is an experience, my photos usually don't come close to capturing what I'm seeing and feeling. I try!
I've included a few of my photos from the past few years. They come closest to my experiences out among the trees and that's why they're my favorites. But I only get a few favorites each year, while I take thousands of photos.
Don't get me wrong, I have kept hundreds of photos in my files. They just don't do the scenes justice. Thankfully I live in a state where there are many, many places to view the colors. So I keep trying.
There's still a week or so left before all those colorful leaves leave the trees and I'll make as many trips out as I can. I was out Monday and took the photo below. I'm very pleased with it because, again, I feel it captures my experience.