Enjoy Fall Photography

"...it’s so wasteful to live in a world you don’t go out and see.”

Northern Mockingbird perched on yellow fall foliage

It is fall here in Georgia (USA); one of the most beautiful times of the year. The hot weather finally breaks and the forest palette breaks forth in heartwarming tones of yellows, browns and reds. Every day of fall is a good reason to get out with your camera. Whether it is landscapes or wildlife, the brilliant hues of changing leaves create such wonderful photo backdrops and frames.

But fall is more than for photography. Fall is to get out and enjoy; take a hike; walk a mountain path; enjoy an overlook. It is a time to get out and refresh the body with a lung full of fresh air. Local farms are alive with fall festivals, apple pickings, pumpkins, and corn mazes.

Fall is also a time for birding. The fall migrations are underway and little feathered friends that don’t normally appear in your hometown may make quick cameos at your feeder. Brilliantly colored warblers sit as yellow ornaments in the changing trees.

Simply put: get outside and enjoy fall… with or without your camera. I recently finished A Place Called Sweet Apple by Celestine Sibley. In this short book about moving to the Georgia countryside, the author laments, “Sometimes when I stand in the back door in the morning watching the sun come up and the moon go down I think of this with a sense of loss and regret: it’s so wasteful to live in a world you don’t [go out and] see.”

Photo credits: William Wise.

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