Let me start out by saying there is some luck involved in getting photographs of peak fall color. Most of the time you are driving to a place where you only have an idea that it may be a good time to be there. Sometimes it works out, most of the time you are either there before the colors peak or after they do. On this trip, I was there on the perfect day.
This photo shows some of the fall colors at Jay Cook State Park in Northern Minnesota. Jay Cook is a fantastically beautiful park. The river in the photo is the St. Louis River. To get to this view, I crossed the iconic Swinging Bridge that is a feature of the park to get to the other side of the river. I then hiked for maybe a mile before seeing this view, so it wasn't that far into the trip where I saw it. The thing that caught my eye was the one red tree that is partially hidden in the photo. Most of the leaves in this area were yellow or orange so that one red tree really stood out.
Most of the time, you don't want to shoot photos at high noon as the sun casts harsh light and color at that time of day. But as you can see in this photograph, the high sun gave perfect light for the shot.
This is one of my best fall photos, so I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to share it!
Fall Pictures Photograph as Fine Art.
I hope you enjoy this Fine Art Landscape Photography piece, and please feel free to share it!