Autumn’s First Blush

13 Oct
Autumn's First Blush :: PA

Autumn’s First Blush :: PA

The leaves have been really slow to turn this year.  This was taken in Pennsylvania the last weekend of September, and as you can see, there is barely any color in the trees!  Mama Nature is being quite the trickster this year.

TIP: This shot was taken with a circular polarizer to give the foliage a lush feel and to cut down in the reflections on top of the water.  It also cuts the amount of light hitting the sensor, allowing me to use a longer exposure to capture the movement of the water and leafy vortex. 🙂

The settings, for those of you interested in such things! : iso 100, f/14, 6 sec, 12 mm

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5 Responses to “Autumn’s First Blush”

  1. Nelson October 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    I would have thought at first that it was much linger than 6 sec ….. really nice movement in the water that you’ve captured

    • seeingspotsphoto October 13, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

      I actually have a few longer exposures, but it wipes out all of the leaf detail, and they become just color trails. Between the two, I liked the feel of some details better. 🙂

      • Nelson October 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

        I think it is a really nice example of long exposure especially with the leaves rotation

  2. smackedpentax October 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    This is superb!

  3. kazg10 October 14, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Gorgeous 🙂

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