Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beautiful Fall Foliage, Regional Differences

have been working on hundred of fall images I photographed this season. This year for fall foliage I visited New Hampshire, Maine and last fall, California. I realized how beautiful each area showcases their colors depending on the trees growing in each region. The east you see more reds, oranges, gold's and bronzes. In the west, California, Yosemite and Lee Vining, you will find mostly Aspen changing to a bright yellow with touches of oranges.

Rocky Gorge on The Kancamagus Scenic Byway

Temperatures and rain will influence the colors. Maples you will find Reds, oranges and russet leaves, red maples, scarlet red, sugar maples, orange-red, black maples, bright yellows. Oak trees, turn red, brown or russet. Russet-colored leaves on White Ash trees. Shades of yellow on trees such as the Aspens, Poplars, Locusts, Hickories, a golden bronze and Ginkgo, Dogwood turns purplish red.
The Kancamagus Scenic Byway

I hope I do not sound impartial because I live in New Hampshire, friends have also mention to me, New Hampshire's fall foliage featured all the bright colors, yellows, browns, purplish reds and showcasing the most brilliant reds!!!

Albany Covered Bridge

Be sure when you visit New England to include New Hampshire in your tour, you will not be disappointed our colors are outstanding.

Early morning light.