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Colours of the Fall

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 17 May 2016 in Landscape & Rural.


Throughout our one week stay in the Blue Mountains we kept coming back to Mount Wilson to soak in as much of the Autumn atmosphere as possible. While some of the trees were already shedding leaves, others spots were only just turning to the golden colours of the Fall.

This one particular spot was favoured among many photographers and there is no surprise why. We were there two days earlier and I took some images in overcast conditions but they just seemed flat in comparison to this one, taken in the morning in bright sunshine. I loved the lit up leaves and the sunlight spilling through to the ground, illuminating leaves that have already fallen.

I went for my 70-200mm lens at 160mm to add nice compression to the scene. With the lens at wide open aperture, it gave me just enough depth of field but also just a gentle blurring of the background. To me it unclutters the scene just a bit, especially with bright highlights present all around the frame.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 100 160 mm

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