112Days #254 Vine Maple First Day of Fall
Our trip up the mountain on Saturday provided hundreds of photo ops. Here are my favorites of the vine maple series. As we drove down into the lower elevations of the mountain and into the forests, the red and yellow leaves of the vine maple began to color the edges of the forest. The soft colors enriching the landscape.
As we dropped lower yet, the reds of the vine maples increased and the greens of the forest gave way to some meadows of golden grass.
This closer view of some of the leaves reveals the delicate shadings as the colors turn green which faintly show up in the center of a at least one of these leaves.
This photo needs a warning to please put on your sun glasses before viewing. The colors are actually this brilliant.
This is my favorite photo in this series. The back light from the sun set off the colors perfectly and the deep green trees in the background make this my favorite shot of the vine maple yesterday, the first day of fall.
Do you have a favorite in this series and why or why don’t you like any of the photos. Feed back from you readers is important to me. Constructive critiques are helpful in the process of learning. Don’t hesitate to add you two cents worth.
Taken in the lower elevation on the east side of Mt Hood. The sun was a couple of hours past noon. This would be close to the 45th parallel so the sun comes in at an angle. The angle of the sun added its own element to create this shot.