Fall leaves have hit in all parts of Vancouver now, with some trees in town nearly bare already. Fall of course, is the low-hanging-fruit time of year for photography because the fall colours can turn otherwise ordinary side streets into sights to behold. Here are a few shots just from my walk to and from work, some just the untouched image and some with a filter applied to accentuate the spectrum of colours present.
Below a ‘clarendon’ filter from instagram is a fun one that removes a little detail and seems to blur the image and I think looks interesting on this line of trees. Interestingly, these trees were all turning red starting at the top working their way down over the course of a week – you can see this on some of the trees to the right. In terms of photography, I think I would rather have had all of the cars heading away from the camera here, the one car facing us is too much of a focal point, but oh well.
Next is a more life-like photo at a similar time of day just down the street. When I look at this one I like how my eyes start at the bright sunshine to the left, and then slowly move to the right across the photo to the bright red leaves of the trees that are illuminated, and to the fine detail of the fallen leaves on the ground.
Here is a classic multi-coloured street view with a chrome filter to exaggerate the colours a little bit. I actually like the parking sign on the right, photo would be a little empty on that side otherwise.
And finally, a picture from a bright day! The bright day I think is best to show off the broader range of leaf colours from the dark purple to the bright yellow and bright green.