Over this past weekend, I was doing some clean-up on my computer’s photo files when I ran across this photo. Houston is not blessed with spectacular fall colors so when I see colors like this, I sometimes go a little crazy trying to get my “fall colors” shot.
In this photo, I like the contrast between the bright colors and texture of the leaves in the foreground with those in the background. I used an aperture of f/8 to achieve maximum sharpness in the foreground while also rendering a soft bokeh to the background.
Camera settings: Nikon D3 on a tripod, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 at ISO 1600, f/8 at 1/90th of a second.
Lightroom 4—increased clarity and added vibrance to the leaves in the foreground using the adjustment brush.