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Fall in New England by Norm Solomon

October 2020 - Fall in New England

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Nikon Z6 1/60 F9 ISO 100 24-200 @ 46mm processed in PS

I took this image near the beginning of the fall foliage season at the Old Far Mill River near our home. I was struck by the light that morning and by the contrast of the bright red & yellow/orange leaves and also by the water reflections . The light was fleeting so I needed to do this without a tripod and I didn’t have the time to run back & get my PL filter to try some shots with that (I’ll know for next time!<g>. I cropped the image a bit to emphasize the foliage further.. Any comments are welcome.


9 comments posted




Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I like the contrast of the dark wet rocks with the colorful and almost lacy and colorful foliage. Your picture makes me want to sit and listen to the brook and take this scene even more. I do wish I could have seen a little more on the other side. I know you wanted to show off the foliage, but the picture seems to me to be abruptly cut off.   Posted: 10/08/2020 13:17:48
Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Thanks Marcela. A very good point! Since I live not far from this stream I will try again and see if I can avoid clipping the image.   Posted: 10/11/2020 10:53:41



Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
It seems to me that there are blue highlights in the water that are excessive. I wonder if playing with the white balance would make this better. It is tough to crop off any of that beautiful color, but still somehow I think it is worth a try to crop down from the top to focus attention on the creek and wet rocks. Easy to try, just pull the picture up a bit and see if you like it. A very nice capture. The color of the leaves nestled in the rocks add a great deal.   Posted: 10/11/2020 15:25:14
Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Thanks Stan . Excellent suggestions, I will give them a try. Much appreciated,norm   Posted: 10/11/2020 16:01:45



Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Fall colors are wonderful. Perhaps I'm stuck on cropping this round but I would consider cropping in a bit further to increase emphasis on the yellow and reds but eliminating the some rocks and ripples. I like the leading line created by the rocks but I don't think it helps focus on the subject which I assume is the fall color.   Posted: 10/17/2020 08:38:14



Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Fall colors are wonderful. Perhaps I'm stuck on cropping this round but I would consider cropping in a bit further to increase emphasis on the yellow and reds but eliminating the some rocks and ripples. I like the leading line created by the rocks but I don't think it helps focus on the subject which I assume is the fall color.   Posted: 10/17/2020 08:38:14



John Hackett   John Hackett
One of those occasions that you have to take a picture. The colours and the water are the attraction. I feel that we have a little too much foliage at the top even though the colours are attractive. Often I find at this time of year their is too much colour and selecting a viewpoint can be difficult.   Posted: 10/18/2020 07:26:17



Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Thanks for all the tremendously helpful comments-much appreciated! I've attached 2 revisions-both very different approaches. I will certainly try not to be `blinded by color' in the future at the expense of composition! norm   Posted: 10/18/2020 11:07:36
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Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
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