A tree-lined road (with colorful maples) is not always easy to find!
I think we all have our personal checklists of what we want to see during our autumn travels. My checklist has three main points.
- First, I go looking for classic New England views. (meeting houses, town Commons with bandstands and harvest festivals). There are probably 10 to 30 items that I am glossing over so if I missed what you enjoy looking for let me know!
- Second, is usually great examples of peak foliage. This takes up most of my time and is usually the smallest percentage of pictures. As you will note in most places in my blog, I consider peak fall foliage to be either a myth or so difficult to find as to be not worth your time.
- Third, I try to find little traveled roads and paths to locate scenes that I’ve never found before. As a longtime reader, I’m sure you’re well aware of my line “get off the main road and hit the dirt roads”.
Tree-lined roads fall in the categories (believe it or not) of things I haven’t photograph to my satisfaction. I’ve been trying to capture an image that I have seen in magazines and online. This image is a double row of old maples lining a back road, somewhere. They create a fall foliage tunnel of red, orange or yellow colors, preferably all of one color or shade. I had someone point out a location this year to where I might find a scene matching this description but I didn’t make the time to get there and check it out. (next year, I’ll move it to the top of my list!)
I got pretty close out in central Massachusetts as Lisa and I were exploring back roads. What I’m going to do is post several images of roads that are lined with fall colors and let you tell me which one you think is the best. (you know what’s coming next!)
If I get at least 50 votes via the comments below, between now and Christmas I will randomly pick one of the commenting persons to send a matted print to.
The print will be one of the image that everybody votes the most for. so make sure when you leave your comment that I can click on your comment and send you an award notice. You might also pick the notify me of replies in the comment box so that you can see how everybody else is voting.
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
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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.