Going out with a specific goal doesn't always work for me. On Tuesday, I headed out with a specific goal and very limited equipment. I'll save that for last. It was more typical on Wednesday when I just headed in a general direction with a map of back roads to keep me off the popular pathways. First, I found a roadside pond I'd seen last spring with the idea to get permission from the owner to enter. (I was thinking ducks; did not get an okay.) This time, I was happy to stay roadside.
I like the scene. The red sumac pulls my eye into the blue and yellow. The reflections double up on the subject matter. I've got to try again to get permission. Maybe a photo will soften their heart.
I backtracked a little to head up a single track road into state land. Soon, I just had to stop in the middle of the narrow road to capture the way the narrow gravel road welcomed me. The star burst was a bonus.
It only got better about 200 yards farther up the road. I named this image a Golden Maple Framing the Field.
Something in the fore really excites me. It tells me where I am taking in the view. Do you see how the distant hill's trees don't have to be in sharp focus for you to enjoy the experience?
This road was making me take notes for next fall. Another bend and I pulled over again. Fallen leaves draped over big round glacial boulders were on the edge of the field. Some trees along the left and right sides framed a beautiful orange maple.