The featured photo illustrates perfectly the reason the fall is by far my favorite time of the year for landscape photography.
The scene has pretty much all colors of the spectrum. The tree on the left is entirely red, and the one on the right is still green without any traces of fall foliage. The vegetation across the marina is full of gold hues. And all of those warm tones are contrasted with cooler colors of the sky and the water.
I spend at least 30-40 min at the scene trying to frame the shot I wanted. I tried different focal lengths, and various positions until I realized that the symmetrical composition with the church in the middle would work the best here.
Editing & Processing
It was single RAW processing workflow.
With the help of the Crop Overlay tool I cropped the image to improve the composition without changing the aspect ratio. I made sure I position the church across the river right in the center.
Next, I used Autumn preset from my Fall Colors Collection as the base for Lightroom Rapid Editing. Then I used TOOLKIT to open up the shadows in the foreground and boost the Contrast.
The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Autumn (1. 9, 13, 16, 31)
Total Time: 10min