Fall in New England by kannafoot

Fall in New England

Captain Stephen Olney Park on Smithfield Road in North Providence is a tiny oasis surrounded by a suburbia overrun with strip malls, fast food restaurants, and some of the worst traffic in the state. While I normally go out of my way to avoid fall foliage shots, the brilliant colors in this tiny park just begged to be photographed. Knowing the peak foliage in Rhode Island is extremely brief, I decided to take the shot today. I find it fascinating that the trees in the foreground are deep into autumn, yet the ones in the background show barely a hint of color. It actually worked well for the photo, though, since the darker green in the background added some nice depth to the image. The guy running along the trail couldn't have arrived at a better time, either. So here's my tribute to fall colors in New England.

Post processing started with a photo pop filter in Topaz Adjust. From there I adjusted the adaptive exposure, contrast, and adaptive saturation sliders. A slight levels adjustment was added in PSE.
Lovely colours - our autumns don't look anything like this!
October 21st, 2012  
@victorypuzzle Thanks, Dominique. I've often wondered if this dramatic change was common or somewhat unique to New England. In the US, people flock to Vermont and New Hampshire to see the colors. On Columbus Day weekend (2 weeks ago), traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike experienced on average an additional 2 hours to reach the Berkshire Mountain Range, again to view the colors. I haven't heard of that kind of traffic in other parts of the country.
October 22nd, 2012  
Lovely sunlight filtering through those leaves!
October 22nd, 2012  
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