The first week of November finds me back home on Long Island and searching for fall foliage photos. After spending most of October in New England I have become accustomed viewing foliage at its absolute best. Even if New England is not have a great foliage year there are still areas that are spectacular. When I want to find good autumn colors on Long Island I strap my off-road bicycle to the back of my Jeep and grab my camera backpack and head to Caumsett State Park. Even though it lacks the sugar maple trees of New England I find it a most favorable comparison. It also happens to be the deer tick capital of the world, or at least it gets my vote. As I write this in December, my four-week antibiotic course comes to an end in a few days.
Generally the first week of November is prime time here for good color. The colors seemed a little late this year, but there was certainly enough to keep me busy. On this day I came with a task in mind, a certain type image I was looking to create. Fallen leaves contrasting against the dark wet background of the local salt marsh. This bight cloudy day afforded the opportunity to accomplish this task. I found plenty of subjects scattered about and lots of composition choices. I photographed leaves of all colors, shapes and sizes. I photographed them in bunches, in odd numbers, even numbers and solo. In the end I selected a solo yellow leave resting comfortably on the muddy shoreline were the salty marsh waters meet the woodlands. The leaf’s vibrant color resting on the stark dark backdrop caught my eye.