Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The autumn colors are in full bloom

the season doesn't last long... so make the time to get out before they are gone. The autumn colors are the best I have seen in the last three years here in Ontario.

Here is a shot taken just after sunrise as the sun kissed the tree line to make the colors pop. I had an ND filter on that eliminated 2 stops, set the camera to capture vivid colors and pu tthe camera on aperture mode. I focused just below the curve in the waterfall, put the aperture on f20, set the ISO on 100 and set the camera to bracket 5 photos.

The exposure times were approximately all between 1.5 seconds and 2.5 seconds. I then blended them in photomatix and then brought the final image back into photoshop and cleaned up the imperfections and fixed some ghosting and sharpness.

Here is another photo taken just as the sun came up. The exposure times were longer because the sun had not hit the tree line yet, but all other settings were the same

I hope you get the chance to get out and take some fall color photos... its a long dreary fall season here in Ontario once the leaves fall! :-))

Kev