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.

5 comments:

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful. We have had so much rain, plus working all day I haven't gotten any good shots, but we don't get the fall foliage you do.

madcobug said...

Beautiful photos. We still don't have very many fall colors. Helen

mtrib2 said...

The beauty you describe and have captured brilliantly of N.H. has been a joy to have contemplated this morning Betty. My time on the computer has been limited since last spring because of my constant effort building my home addition. I am glad that I have time to view the journals now. I still have much work to do, but all my painting is stopped for the winter. mark/salty

Light and Voices said...

New Hampshire sure is beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving from our house to your house.
Joyce M

~RED~ said...

WOW, again, great pics!!! I wish i could share my photoblogs with you, they are all on myspace! UGH!