|Autumn Colors, copyright 2014, Stephanie Maatta Smith|
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them --
The summer flowers depart –
From Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “The Autumn”
I love making images in the autumn, especially during the month of October. The light is beautiful and colors are spectacular. The crisp, fall air (at least in the north and upper Midwest) adds something magical to outdoor photography. With less humidity, the sky seems clean and bright.
|Autumn Pond, copyright 2014, Stephanie Maatta Smith|
|Native Grasses & Wildflowers, copyright 2015, Stephanie Maatta Smith|
For me, it’s time to pull on the hiking shoes, grab the camera and binoculars, and head to a state park or preserve to capture some of the autumn offerings. We put in 5 miles on hiking trails last week, and plan to put on 5 more miles this coming weekend.