Dale Yates  

Autumn Tree by the River by Dale Yates

November 2023 - Autumn Tree by the River

About the Image(s)

Last week I went out locally to take some autumn photos. While in a local park, I noticed this tree setting by the Huron River. This was a morning photo shoot, however the sun was out and at an angle to highlight this tree. My goals with this image are to highlight this tree, contrast the lights and shadows throughout the image, and to emphasize the reflection of the tree on the river.

This image was taken with the following: RAW format; Canon 90D camera; Tamron 18-200mm, f/3.5-6.3 zoom lens; aperture f/11; shutter speed 1/200 ISO 800; focal length 18mm. The majority of post processing was done in Lightroom. I utilized Photoshop to remove unwanted tree branches.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
10 comments posted

Cindy Smith   Cindy Smith
Dale, I love the colors of the leaves, and I think you emphasized the focal tree well. Had the water been calmer, you would have had a beautiful mirror image. Not putting the water's edge right in the center makes for a more pleasing image, and you have more of the reflection than the actual trees, which is also nice, especially the sky in the lower left. Very peaceful image.   Posted: 11/01/2023 11:42:17
Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Thanks Cindy! I appreciate your comments!   Posted: 11/06/2023 18:25:30

Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Such glorious color! The featured tree is certainly the star of the show. Very nicely balanced and it captures the essence of the season perfectly.   Posted: 11/01/2023 22:03:51
Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Thanks Jennifer!   Posted: 11/06/2023 18:25:59

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
What a beautiful image, Dale!

The work is well framed and exposed.   Posted: 11/02/2023 08:17:57
Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Thanks Lance!   Posted: 11/06/2023 17:50:26

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Great colors! Nice Fall image. Although the water isn't still and the reflection not sharp - it's what the scene looked like and the uneven reflection creates some interest.   Posted: 11/02/2023 11:07:18
Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Thanks Steven!   Posted: 11/06/2023 18:16:11

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Dale, a very fine and well-designed image.   Posted: 11/06/2023 15:37:50
Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Thanks Chan!   Posted: 11/06/2023 17:53:04