Well, for a photographer (at least myself, anyway), there are two 'seasons' that I wait for. The hoar frost days of winter, and autumn in general. Sure, people have told me I'm a bit kooky for loving the smell of the leaves/forest in the fall ("that's the smell of the leaves dying!"), but it really is my favourite time of year. It also allows for some great photo opportunities. Sometimes I can find summer a bit 'boring' with its bright sun and everything green green green. Sure, where I am in Southern Saskatchewan, there aren't a lot of trees around but the ones that WERE left behind from the glacial swath do a nice job of showing their true colours as they wither and die.
But I look at it more as rewarding us. The trees are providing us with some nice zen eye candy before dropping all their leaves to reveal more of the open sky around us for the remainder of the year.
I've been up early a couple days this week for sunrise, hoping to catch some fog over the creek in my area but unfortunately, so far Mother Nature has not rewarded me for my early alarm-setting. However this particular shot was worth the hour-long wait for the sun to creep over the trees to light up the leaves. I'm hoping to get back to this spot to compare a nice foggy morning and I'll very likely get it on Thursday if the high truly is 8 degrees C !!!
It truly is my favourite time of year and yesterday was a very 'active' fall day with the leaves raining down. I almost wish I had taken some video footage. Enjoy what's left of the fall colours! Because, soon enough................. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....