I finally have a winner for August’s fall foliage print.
Last month’s winner is Edith Julian from North Carolina.Edith asked me to select a fall foliage image for her so I picked one of my more popular fall images that I sell at arts and craft shows.
This image was created in 2005 after all the terrible rains that we had up to Columbus Day in New England. The fall colors were almost nonexistent or slow to come and as I was traveling to work one morning I decided to finally stop at this beautiful Maple tree that was completely covered in orange.
The tree had been building its color for weeks and I had been watching it daily. Finally, the time had come and the tree was fully leafed with very little leaf loss and I started to wander around the foot of the tree looking for angles to photograph it by.
I moved in close to look up the trunk at the peak of the tree when I noticed this ladybug on the branch. The orange and black of the ladybug against the orange and brown of the Maple tree just worked for me.
It’s little moments like this that make me appreciate what were given each autumn. No matter how long I photograph fall in New England, I hope that I never get tired of it.
Fall foliage outlook for the coming weekend
for those of you making your plans for fall foliage drives in New England over the coming weekend of 29 and 30 September, be sure to check back tomorrow afternoon.
I’m putting together all the reports from friends, photographers, and fans and I will publish my outlook tomorrow, but I think the general guidance you’ll be getting is to head North to find really good color. More to follow 🙂
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
I have several pages that I write blogs for such as: http://www.4cornersnewengland.com/
My most popular blog is for Leaf peepers: Jeff Foliage.com.
I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
Feel free to visit me on my blogs and see what life in New England is like.
I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.