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Autumn colors my photos, my words

Every fall, when the leaves begin changing colors, I think about heading out with my camera to get some photos of the fall colors.

Walking through the woods on an autumn morning, Sharon Woods Metro Park, Westerville, Ohio.

But one of two things always happens.

One, I get busy on something else and don’t get out until the peak colors have passed. Or two, we get some heavy rains or other weather conditions that minimize the color change or force the leaves to fall early.

Fall colors reflecting around Canada Geese in lake, Sharon Woods Metro Park, Westerville, Ohio.

I think I’ve only had one trip in the last decade that was dedicated to photographing fall colors. So most of the photos in this collection were shot during my hikes to capture wildlife photos.

A stream flows through a valley in the woods in Highbanks Metro Park, Lewis Center, Ohio.

I end up seeing colors I like and move back far enough that I can capture them with the super-telephoto lens I use when photographing wildlife.

Morning frost on fall leaves, Sharon Woods Metro Park, Westerville, Ohio.

So photos in this collection that look like close-ups were likely shot from 30 feet away.

But the colors are still nice.

Canada Geese fly over a lake on a fall morning, Sharon Woods Metro Park, Westerville, Ohio.

Hmmm … maybe I should look at my calendar and plan to get some fall color shots this year.

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Pat Hemlepp
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