Well, it is time for nature to work its magic in New England. I went out for a walk along Fresh Pond today, to catch the early fall color. The key to autumn is the reds. The yellows and the recalcitrant greens are beautiful, but it is always as if they would be nothing without the brilliant reds. The first act in this chromatic parade is, believe it or not, the poison ivy, and that abounds with its brilliant crimson shades. But today I was attracted to this little tree along the shore of Little Fresh Pond. I intentionally captured just out-of-focus the surrounding reeds and the deeply out-of-focus pond itself in the background. And like I said, this is just the beginning.
Canon T2i with EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens at 84 mm, ISO 1600, Aperture Priority AE Mode 1/2000 th sec at f/7.1, with -1 exposure compensation.