I spent some time last weekend in Pisgah National Forest and on the Blue Ridge Parkway taking in the fall color. The spot with the best light and color combination was the Graveyard Fields area. There were several beautiful patches of colorful trees but also some gnarled and mangled dead trees that gave a lot of nice contrast.
Since going out west to Joshua Tree I keep wanting to shoot in black and white. I just couldn't do it this past weekend though. The images are too compelling in color. I believe I converted one image to black and white, but all the rest I kept in color. Plus it's fall in the southern Appalachians. . . to not shoot in color would be appalling!
The first image is my favorite from the bunch. There's just so much to look at.
Hope you enjoy,
Oh and the painterly look of the images comes from my use of 100-300mm telephoto lens from the late 80s. Sometimes it adds a nice touch!