Settings: 1/15 s at f/11, ISO 200, 10 mm, -1/3 EV, Program Mode, Center-Weighted Average Metering.
I took a detour on the way to work down Pingree Road in rural Howell, Michigan. (GPS Coordinates: 42°34'13" N 84°1'10" W.) The road was lined with trees on either side and the morning sunlight was breaking through from the right and lighting up the fall colors.
I pulled over and got out of my car and snapped this shot while standing in the middle of the road.
I used my wide-angle lens at the widest it would go. This took in an enormous portion of the scene. The wide angle lens makes the viewer feel as if they are there and immersed in the image. I like using a wide-angle lens and whenever I do, it makes me remember why I love photography.
When looking at the image in post-processing I could see the visible glow coming into the photo from the right in the yellow leaves of the tree — just spectacular! I removed a few distracting rocks and leaves from the road to get the final image.
The wide angle I used really made this photo and I hope it makes you feel like you were there with me on that wonderful fall morning.
July 26th, 2016
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