My original plan was to start publishing new "fall foliage" photos in the middle of September. This is when normally the colors start to change in Montreal.
But, this year everything is different. We had an unusual heat wave at the end of September, and everything still looks and feels like summer.
Since I do not have any "fall colors" photos from this year, I decided to post my older capture.
The featured photo is from last year. It was a very last warm and quiet day of the year. Only a few days later we had first snow, and vibrant colors of the fall were gone fast.
The goal here was arrange all elements into interesting composition. I realized the sky reflection on water looked much more appealing than actual sky, so I emphasize the water by placing the horizon much higher then I originally intended. And, the duck is the focal point of the composition.
Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony 16-70
Focal Length: 29mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority (A)
Shutter Speed: 1/800s
Bracketing: 3 (-1, 0, 1)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
Editing & Processing
It was single RAW processing workflow.
I used Autumn preset from my Fall Colors Collection as the base for Lightroom Rapid Editing. Then I used TOOLKIT to boost colors and contrast.
The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Autumn (1, 10, 14, 21, 32)
Total Time: 10min