Colors of Autumn
I shot this image during a walk along the Hike & Bike Trail near Lake Wichita Park a couple of weeks ago. It was a beautiful day, a little cool, with a hazy sky that brought out the bright colors in the foliage without casting a lot of contrasty shadows. I like this image for several reasons. Mostly because of the intense reds and oranges but also for the gradations of different colors along the edges of each leaf. I shot it using a wide aperture which rendered a shallow depth of field for a soft, out-of-focus background. The greens in the background compliment the red tones in the leaves nicely. The arc of the plant stem is a graceful curve and creates a path for your eye to follow in the composition.