Here is something we can learn from geopapa about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo.
geopapa: "My true passion is photography. I enjoy the freedom I experience when I go shooting. On that day, at that moment, my surroundings are my canvas & the camera is my brush, as I try to find my next "painting". It is my escape from everything.."

1. geopapa, where did you take this photo?

This was taken at a forest preserve in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Ill.

2. What time of day?

It was shot in mid-morning light.

3. Anything worth sharing about lighting?

Yes. I've always liked slight overcast for scenic fall shots. Colors are more saturated & no hard shadows. It makes lighting easier to deal with. This day had a perfect "slight" overcast.

4. What equipment did you use?

On this day I use a Fuji HS20. No other equipment was brought.

5. What inspired you to take this photo?

The colors were absolutely vibrant that morning. Add to that the "slight overcast" & I had the ideal day for shooting.

6. Did you do any post-processing? If yes, tell us about it!

Yes. A little exposure correction, noise reduction, just a slight increase in saturation & a slight amount of sharpening. Also a bit of "dodging" to bring out some detail in the darker areas.

7. What equipment do you normally have in your bag?

I carry a Fuji X-S1 along with a tripod, ND filter, polarizing filter & remote shutter release.

8. Any advice for others trying to capture something similar?

Definitely go out on a slightly overcast day if you're fortunate enough to find the timing just right.

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