Autumn Glory

This is one of my absolute favorite fall color photos from Western NC, taken in October 2019 on the West Fork of the Pigeon River. The riot of vibrant colors made such wonderful reflections on the water in the early afternoon light! I spent quite a while here working different compositions. This was a couple days or so past the peak of color, but lots to work with. I love that I was able to find a spot where I was able to get detail in the riverbed, the rocks leading downstream, and that brilliant stand of trees catching the light. If I were to do anything differently, I would have moved forward about 10 feet and taken a lower perspective to eliminate the clutter on the left edge and get more of the reflection interacting with the riffle. Photographed with Sony A99ii, Zeiss 24-70 f/2.8 and Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer.