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on Oct 19, 2018 in Landscape Photography

My Weekend Challenge

Grand Tetons
captured by Z7 / Z24-70

Fall in the Eastern Sierra is fading quickly. The Aspens in our meadow are meer silver trunks testament to a great year. While the hillside might not be carpeted in yellows and oranges, there are still patches of color calling us and our cameras to immortalize them. It’s a challenge I take up every fall, shooting fall color when there really isn’t any fall color. I love the walks I have to take to find that last vestige of fall.

Oak Leaf
captured by D3x / 70-200f2.8

This year I’m going real light in search of fall color. I’m just carrying with me this weekend the Z7 / Z24-70 along with the 60f2.8micro attached to the FTZ. I tend to walk toward the sun in search of the photograph because I prefer backlit fall color. The light is a large part of the photograph. Once I find a grove with a hint of color, I’ll take my original photos and then make a circle looking for those hidden treasures. That’s how I came across the frost-crusted leaf on the edge of falling. It’s those little treasures that make the whole adventure worthwhile. And if I come back with no photographs, that’s OK too. Walking in a forest in fall is simply good for the soul!

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