I've been out driving around and trying to get some shots of fall colour that are more than just close-ups of the brightest trees. But I'm finding it's a lot harder than you think to find 'landscape' shots where the fall colour shows up well. Here are a few of my efforts.
This is the sort of classic 'landscape' shot I'm trying to get - a nice fence and maple tree in the foreground to frame the picture, and an interesting barn (preferably painted red) in the background. But I was a little too quick, and didn't line it up as carefully as I should have. Views like this are very few and far between, even though you always hope to find them around the next corner.
The most common 'landscape' shots I can find with nice colourful trees are along the side (or both sides) of a road. And these trees were particularly bright.
And here's another example, though the sky isn't co-operating as much here, slightly cloudy.
When I took this two weeks ago I didn't think much of it, but looking back, I think it's perhaps one of my best 'landscape' efforts this fall. Shooting on a sharp angle as I did brings the fence posts closer together, and adds a strong element of interest across the front of the shot, along with the old barn.
And talking about fences, we took a drive up the Bruce Peninsula last weekend, about 2 hours north. We were enjoying watching the farms and forests on the back road we drove home, when suddenly we realized that these dark beasts weren't cattle, but buffalo! Not many buffalo herds here in Ontario!
Several fences in these pix, so I'll link to 'Good Fences':