Like a slap in the face

Fall has arrived and here’s the bad news. If you’re waiting for the perfect moment to take beautiful, color blasting foliage pictures, then you’ll never get them. I have always loved the transformation the forest undergoes during the seasonal transition from Summer to Autumn. Each year I have watched in dismay as one day trees are green and full of vibrance, whistling their happy songs of summer, to the next day when they become unrecognizable gray skeletons, shaking lifeless, decrepit, crumbling leaves in the cold wind. Don’t wait! Get outside now and soak in the fleeting moments of this seasonal metamorphosis. At most there are a few days of brilliant splendor, as the blossoming hues of yellow, orange and red, sprinkle the landscape. Go for a hike, breathe the crisp air, and inhale the final breaths of long days, before the trees hibernate.

A Slap in the face

Nikon D800 Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 27mm f/2.8 ISO 100 1/250 sec