In all the years I've lived up in the Highlands, I've NEVER seen the fall colours as vibrant and ubiquitous as this year. I have so many pictures I want to show you, and I'm so excited about the new D600. So I'll shut up now, and show you some images. These were all shot during what I call "Mini-Tours" of some fall colour sites in the Highlands.
I know you're going to say it's an HDR, and it is, but you would not believe that this was the actual colour of this maple tree.
All the HDR did was to enhance the sky.
This is another HDR, but I tried to make it realistic. It was a blustery day, and nobody was flying.
Jim and Kathy from the Richmond Hill Camera Club
My favourite picture of the day. Also shot with the D300/12-24 (seriously, it's for sale. email me.)
Of course it is. Do you have to ask? How else can you balance the sky and rocks into one photo?
I put the 10-stop Neutral Density filter on the 70-200. This is a 15-second exposure.
This last shot seems to have epitomized the day for us. To me it really says what whitewater kayaking in the fall in Minden is all about.
Shot with the D300 and the 12-24 lens (the combination that's for sale. email me!). I struggled with cropping this to move the kayaker out of the centre, but in the end, I preferred this full frame. It tells the story...
PS: If anyone wants to learn more about how to create HDR images, I'm available for tutoring. Contact me to discuss the details. I prefer 1-on-1 sessions, maximum small groups.
PPS: and if you think any of these images deserve a place on your wall, or on your desktop, get in touch. Some of them will make outstanding large art prints.
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