The colors of the fall landscape are enjoyed by almost everyone. Although Missouri is not as showy as some regions of the country we do have many locations that provide opportunities for subtle and beautiful fall photography. Finding these locations and then creating worthy images is what fuels my passion for fall landscape photography.
The arrangement of several striking fall color elements come together in this image along Current River in Carter county. The glade-like bluff has the oranges and reds of fall warm season grasses plus a few orange and green oak seedlings. The river bank is lined with sycamore trees that develop amazing fall colors of yellow, pink, and orange. Contrasting with all of the warm tones is the crystal clear Current River and the other woody foliage that remains green. All of these colors are intensified with the soft lighting underneath the umbrella of an overcast sky.
Timing is an important feature of this scene. Although it is beautiful throughout the year, at the peak of the fall season and in this wonderful subdued lighting, it is transformed into a beautiful colorful display that is truly remarkable. When I see such an scene in my camera viewfinder, it is almost breathtaking, and its why I keep coming back for more.