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Into autumn (#1) | by inkswamp
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Into autumn (#1)

A view of the small tree in my front yard. Its leaves turned rather abruptly to orange and then a deep red last week. I was hoping for a sunny day so I could capture how vivid they are.


I was trying for a real non-Photoshop lens flare and I'm pleased that it worked. I had to stand in exactly the right spot to partially block the sunlight with a branch, otherwise it would have washed out the entire thing. I love how the camera automatically compensated for it by making the colors more saturated. I barely tweaked this before putting it online.


You can see a wider view of this tree in this photo.

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Taken on October 3, 2005