fall landscape

I give up. I don't really like shooting landscapes, and it shows. I don't like sunrise, I don't like planning, and I'm not that keen on using my tripod. Despite that, I've spent hours and hours trying to compose and shoot a fall landscape that captures the gorgeous colors we have this year, and I just can't quite get it (refuse to do that sunrise thing). It's too bad, too. We don't generally get colors like this because just about when the foliage turns we get a hard freeze and it's all over. This year, though, the freeze has held off and the colors are breathtaking. So ... noon time desperation shot. I think this will hold the memory for me, so I'm done.
beautiful!
posted October 4th, 2017  
I think you did an amazing job. Sunsets and sunrises are my thing ....lol Now that it's fall here sunrises are a little easier .
posted October 4th, 2017  
love the layers of colour and textures
posted October 4th, 2017  
I think this is quite a good landscape, with the distinct layers of color, foreground interest, and cliffs beyond. I might have made it more of a pano by cropping down about halfway from the sky. The real interest is in the trees and the cliffs, and half the sky would be enough to set all that up. And the 2/3 - 1/3 of ground to sky would probably work well here too.
posted October 4th, 2017  
I think this is a fabulous landscape. Beautiful fall colors.
posted October 4th, 2017  
@taffy Oh dear ... I did half again didn't I ... years and years ago when I tried my first landscape Snaggy said ... 1/3 - 2/3, not half. And yet here I am again. :-/ . Thank you... Even though landscapes aren't quite my thing, I would like to do better.
posted October 4th, 2017  
I think you did a great job! Fav! Your narrative made me smile...especially since I think this shot is great!
posted October 4th, 2017  
Sometimes I get really frustrated trying to get a good shot and not being patient enough so I can empathize.
posted October 4th, 2017  
I love this April, wonderful colours in the foreground and a beautiful landscape. Fav
posted October 4th, 2017  
Nice narrative and a lovely shot. I share your difficulty with landscapes, unless I have something specific to focus on, like a remote house or something.
posted October 4th, 2017  
I agree whole heartedly with Taffy, I have been trying to remember the 2/3 to 1/3 rule when shooting. This is a sight I have been following lately to try to improve my shots. https://petapixel.com/2016/09/14/20-composition-techniques-will-improve-photos/ I am waiting patiently for fall to come in full beauty. It started early and came to a halt and now nothing is happening.
posted October 4th, 2017  
I love the three layers of the scene. The colours are really lovely. What's not to love in this picture!
posted October 4th, 2017  
@joansmor Thank you! those illustrations are great ... I will have to bookmark it so I can remind myself.
posted October 4th, 2017  
I think you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, this is a great shot which will be even better if you follow Taffy's advice
posted October 4th, 2017  
This is a beautiful view!
posted October 4th, 2017  
Gorgeous landscape, colors, layers
posted October 4th, 2017  
As beautiful as the trees are I like the cliffs in the distance. Keep trying landscapes. You have a beautiful place to capture.
posted October 4th, 2017  
Beautiful layers and colors.
posted October 4th, 2017  
Despite all of that... this is delicious!
posted October 4th, 2017  
Incredible picture.
posted October 4th, 2017  
Amazing scenery!
posted October 4th, 2017  
Nice view. I agree with Taffy.
posted October 6th, 2017  
The colors are beautiful! I like this!! Don't be so hard on yourself :)
posted October 7th, 2017  
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