A few weeks ago I was bemoaning the fact that 2020 didn’t give me a lot of nights worth shooting the Milky Way, but I have to say, what the year lacked in clear night skies, it more than made up for with brilliant fall colors.  My friends and I were just comparing notes the other day, and we had over 35 days of shooting color here in East Tennessee.  I took my first fall colors shot on Oct 5th, and I believe I took my last this morning on Nov 15th (I’m just guessing any color that was left will be blown out of the trees by the time this wind dies down).  That’s a wonderful amount of time to be spending in the mountains, admiring the color.  

It has for sure been an interesting fall as well.  The early color that we got was all blown out of the trees by the remnants of hurricane Zeta, but then we’ve been experiencing a second wave of color for the last week or more.  The winds from Zeta seemed to have cleared out much of the leaves along the streams, which shortened the window where you could shoot them.  So much so that I had been thinking that I hadn’t gotten much this year… but then when I started looking through my fall images this morning, and thinking about what I wanted to share, I realized I had a lot more than I was thinking.  They just aren’t all streams like last year! 🙂  Anyway, I hope you like fall colors as much as I do because I think we’ll be in this series through the end of the year.  I’ve got a diverse set of subjects to share though, so I do hope you’ll enjoy them.

More next week!

–Dan Thompson

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