Nov 2, 2016

Autumn Reflection along Massachusetts Route 9

Massachusetts Route 9 is a major traffic artery that connects Boston to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. There are plenty of nature photography opportunities along the road and the roadside lakes and ponds in Southborough are beautiful at sunrise and sunset. A couple weeks ago I stopped at one of them to take in the early morning quietude. The early light painted the New England Fall Foliage in beautiful warm hues. A picture perfect blue sky provided the icing on the cake. 

Upon arrival I checked multiple locations for the best composition and reflection. I settled on a spot not far from the edge of the lake so that I was able to include some of the fallen leaves in the water. I then patiently waited until the first light struck the tree canapĂ© in front of my and lit them up in bright orange and red. 

Aperture was set at f/22 giving a shutter speed of 1/4 of a second at ISO100. During post processing I removed unwanted dust spots and imperfections, adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Autumn Reflection.      

Good light and happy photo making!


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