3 Glimpses of Idaho in the Fall

October 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Fall is my favorite season!  The colors of the changing leaves are amazing and are one of the things I love most about living in Idaho.  Last evening, my husband and I went for a short walk before sunset so we could enjoy some fresh air and I could get some fall shots.  We were a little later arriving than I was hoping, so some of the foliage was already beginning to be in the shade.  

 I think the image below is kind of cool looking with some leaves sharp and others out of focus.  This was taken with an aperture of f/2.8; which is how I got this effect.  

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As we walked along, I noticed this red leaf stuck in a tree.  It was originally facing the opposite direction, but I had my tall husband turn it around for me.  (Thank you, honey!)  I wanted the sun to be on the front rather than the underside of the leaf.  I usually like to take "found" shots, in other words to shoot things the way I found them, but sometimes I will push a weed out of the way if it's blocking a flower or something like that.  

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The sun was nearly down when I took the image below.  I like the color changes in this shot and the sun coming through the trees.  I used my monopod for the short walk and I used it to help with the weight of the lens I wanted to use.  I also wanted to get used to how the leg of my tripod (Three Legged Thingworks as a monopod since I haven't really used it that way. One of the legs unscrews and becomes a monopod.  Pretty cool, hu?

I used my 70-200mm lens so I could get more intimate images of the foliage rather than big landscapes.   I came away with a few shots I liked, but I will be going out again for sure.

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