Summer is here, and it has been hot and humid! It was about this time last year when I said I can’t wait for Fall, and I’m going to say it again – I can’t wait for Fall!
There’s just something about Fall. While it can still be hot from time to time, temps are on the way down. I love the crisp late afternoon and early evening air. And then there are the trees! This quote from Albert Camus sums it up for me – “Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower”.
Since I’m not a poet and can’t truly express in words how I feel when I’m standing among the red, orange, and golden trees of the Eastern Sierra, I put together a little slideshow. These are images from a few years past, but should give you a good idea of what you could see and experience yourself.
Here’s the direct link to the video on Vimeo in case you’d rather watch it there –
The Colors of Autumn
The photos in the video were taken using my Canon 300D (the original Digital Rebel), and 18-55mm Canon EFS kit lens. I really liked that camera. It was simple to operate, and produced some very pleasing results. The only limitations it had at the time were due to my mistakes. It may be obsolete and out of date now, but back then it was more than enough camera for me. No need for touch screens, wifi, or geo-tagging. Just a good reliable camera that didn’t get in the way of making images.
Here are a few of my favorite images from the video:
I hope you enjoyed the video, but more importantly, I hope you are inspired enough to get out there and capture your own Fall Color memories. If you are in California, you don’t need to go to the New England states, you have plenty of color right here. And if you’re in the New England states, than there’s really no excuse, get busy!
That’s it for this post. I need to start getting my camera gear ready for my own trip back to the Eastern Sierra (just a couple of weeks away). Until next time – Happy Shooting!