Well, the fall foliage just insists on sticking around. Fortunately, I was able to squeeze in an hour late this afternoon and spend some time with it. I'd been hoping to return to Bear Creek Lake Park, where I'd enjoyed three fabulous hours a year ago. So that's exactly what I did.
Chatfield State Park last weekend and Chatfield Botanic Gardens on Wednesday. By 4:15 when I arrived the sun was already low in the sky. But the ticking clock just forces me to take a more businesslike approach. Stop, shoot, move. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Outdoor Photographer magazine just this week for those situations -- just take the sky out of the shot.
polarizing filter can change the shade of a blue sky so much within a single shot. I tend to appreciate the gradient that often results.